News To Use Podcast: April 6, 2011

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Learn about new guidelines being developed for permitting and regulation of athletic field usage, the ninth annual Culmore Cleanup, a ribbon-cutting for a new Liberty Swing at Clemyjontri Park, I-66 paving and the Elly Doyle Park Service Award. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

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News To Use Podcast: April 6, 2011

  1. 1. News to Use Podcast<br />April 6, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />New guidelines for permitting and regulation of athletic field usage.<br />Ninth annual CulmoreCleanup.<br />Ribbon-cutting for a new Liberty Swing at ClemyjontriPark.<br />I-66 paving.<br />EllyDoyle Park Service Award. <br />
  3. 3. Athletic Field Usage<br />The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services are soliciting public comment to help establish guidelines for permitting and regulation of athletic field use to determine the appropriate number of players who can use a field without a permit.<br />
  4. 4. Athletic Field Usage<br />Public comments will be accepted until Monday, April 25. <br />Comments can be sent by email to Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov or to the Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927, Fairfax, VA 22035. <br />Call 703-324-8662 or 703-324-5522. <br />
  5. 5. Culmore Cleanup<br />More than 200 volunteers from the Culmore area, including local businesses, faith-based and nonprofit organizations will participate in the ninth annual Culmore Cleanup on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.<br />
  6. 6. Culmore Cleanup<br />Contact the Woodrow Wilson Library at 703-820-8774, ext. 4, to pre-register teams of volunteers. <br />Participants should check in at 9 a.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, to receive trash bags, a T-shirt and gloves.<br />Coffee/light refreshments will be offered. <br />
  7. 7. ClemyjontriPark<br />ClemyjontriParkin McLean is 18.5 acres developed as a unique accessible playground where children of all abilities can play together.<br />The Park now features the Liberty Swing, an apparatus that makes it possible for all children to enjoy a swing – even those in wheelchairs. <br />
  8. 8. ClemyjontriPark<br />On Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. the public is invited to join in the ribbon-cutting celebration to recognize donors toward the funding of the $104,000 project. <br />ClemyjontriPark is owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority and opened in late 2006.<br />
  9. 9. I-66 Paving<br />VDOT has begun a $48 million project to repair and resurface six and a half miles of badly deteriorated pavement on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Route 50 in Fairfax County.<br />Lane closures will take place at night –9 p.m.-5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. <br />More details are on the VDOT website.<br />
  10. 10. Elly Doyle Award<br />Acknowledge the generous gifts that volunteers give to Fairfax County residents, and parks, by nominating a deserving individual or group for the Elly Doyle Park Service Award. <br />Details are online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/.  <br />
  11. 11. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax<br />703-FAIRFAX (324-7329). <br />

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