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Tonight: RA, Community Talk Pony Barn Plans

by Karen Goff — September 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

RA LogoReston Association will hold another community meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 to further discuss the future of the Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion.

Have some thoughts on the park? Attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at RA Headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.

RA has formed a working group to look into redeveloping or renovating the Pony Barn area at Triple Crown and Steeplechase in South Reston. It has received lots of feedback from the community. To see the full record of community comments, visit RA’s website.

The association has allocated $30,000 from the 2014 Capital Improvement Budget for upgrades or changes. The space currently features a 2,006-foot pavilion with tables, grilling areas, a lawn and a swing set, as well as parking for 11 cars.

The Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) has approached RA about using the space for a memorial garden. Reston has no cemeteries, and the memorial garden will not fill that role, IPAR has said. Rather, it envisions the garden as a place to reflect about lost loved ones.

However, many of the comments from community members have said it is a poor place for such a garden, citing, traffic, parking, noise from the Deepwoods Pool, among other reasons.

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