On Saturday, December 5 at 10 am., come to the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new park space at Glencarlyn Park (4955 Columbia Pike). Built using funds from the Neighborhood Conservation Program, the park boasts a learning loop for young cyclists; environmentally friendly features including a rain garden with native plants; a wayside for folks using the W&OD trail; and playful elements to attract a range of park users.
Glencarlyn Park is now open! The Arlington Forest Neighborhood Conservation improvements focused on the northern portion of the park that is bordered by Four Mile Run, the Washington & Old Dominion bicycle trail and South Harrison Street. The project created a new 5-12 playground featuring a sand-play area with boulders, a climbing structure, swings and includes environmentally-friendly features including a native plant buffer and porous pavement. Amenities include:
- Picnic tables
- Bicycle racks
- A new concrete path between the tot lot and the new playground.
The park is located within the Resource Protected Area (RPA) along Four Mile Run and its unique “nature-themed” design is meant to fit in with the surrounding area.
The project was funded by the Neighborhood Conservation Program. Project information and a drawing of the project plans can be found on the project page: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/glencarlyn-park-arlington-forest-park-improvement-project/.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. View the event flyer.
The second Glencarlyn Park improvements project will focus on the southern portion of the park that is bordered by Four Mile Run, the Washington & Old Dominion bicycle trail, and Columbia Pike. The project is currently out to bid. Learn more about the project: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/glencarlyn-park-park-improvement-project/.