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Speak Up on New Community Center Next Week

More chances to tell Reston Community Center, Fairfax County Park Authority your thoughts on proposed facility at Baron Cameron Park

Have something to say about Reston Community Center's proposal to build a new recreation facility at Baron Cameron Park?

Then plan to attend public input sessions Monday and Tuesday.

Monday's meetings are at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. There is a  Board of Governors Long Range Planning Committee Meeting and the Delivery of Market and Financial Study Findings at 6:30 p.m. that will feature public comments at conclusion.

There is also a regular Board of Governors meeting at 8 p.m. with public input that begins about 8 p.m.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the FCPA will have a Baron Cameron Park Master PlanPublic Information Meeting at Buzz Aldrin Elementary School.

RCC is exploring the idea of building a new facility at Baron Cameron, four or five acres of the 68-acres of land owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority, who would work with RCC on the project.

The financing for the facility would come from Small Tax District 5, which includes Reston. The cost is estimated to be about $35 million, but an exact figure will not be known until RCC knows what it plans to build.

RCC has been working with consultants from Brailsford & Dunlavey, as well as collecting feedback from the community, to narrow down the plan.

The main focus of the center is likely to be a 50-meter indoor pool, which will alleviate overcrowding at the current pool at RCC Hunters Woods.

More: 

RCC Considering New Facility

RCC Sizing Up Pool Competition

What Will Happen to Baron Cameron Dog Park?

Indoor Tennis Not Likely at New RCC Facility

RCC FAQs

Save the Date: Park Master Planning Meeting

Citizens Speak Out on RCC Proposal

 

How do you feel about RCC's proposal to build a new facility at Baron Cameron Park? Tell us in the comments.

 

 

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Restonresident May 05, 2013 at 10:26 PM
There is no overcrowding at RCC Hunterswoods and there are many additional pools in the County both public and private. A 50m pool is a luxury we cannot afford. Herndon Community Center has a 25m pool as do 7 of the 9 Fairfax County Recreation Centers. This whole project is being driven by a selfish small activist group that is trying to get their facility at the expense of Small District 5. We have an economic crisis in this country and a government sequester, teachers receive no salary increases and yet RCC and FCPA are willing to spend $35m building a luxury facility. If FCPA has surplus funds to spend why not start by providing decent athletic fields.
Restonresident May 07, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Great comments this evening at RCC meeting that is except for the person who said that Baron Cameron was not really a park just grass fields. I guess with that logic we should also do away with Lake Fairfax Park which also has many grass fields.

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