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Skate Park Now Planned For New Spot at Lake Fairfax

After homeowners' noise concerns, park authority will locate facility farther from Lake Fairfax Estates.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is changing the proposed location of a skate park at after residents of Lake Fairfax Estates voiced concerns about their proximity to the original site.

The park is now being planned for an area near the campgrounds. It had been planned for an area near the new park administration building.

residents voiced concern about  the park’s proposed location across the street from the new administration building. Since most of the park is designated as a resource management area, there are only certain parts that can be built out.

 Residents of Lake Fairfax Estates, which borders the east side of the park, were concerned about the tree buffer that separates them from the park, saying that they can already hear The Water Mine from their homes.    

Public input is still being sought on the plan, which the Park Authority hopes to approve this fall, with a design finalized by November and construction to begin in 2012. Funding for the project comes from a 2004 and 2008 Park Bond Referendum.


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fred douglas September 03, 2011 at 11:58 AM
This is a puzzling discussion for I have noticed a dramatic drop in the number of skateboarders over the past five years as the world and Fairfax has shifted. And the local government, which will face dramatic losses in revenue as the federal government is forced to face the lack of revenue and downsizes, appears to still be living in a "make believe world." Fairfax may well be the epicenter of "America's New Reality Show" in the decade to come.

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