Lake Fairfax Park Opens New Bridge Saturday

Lake Fairfax Park/Courtesy: Fairfax County Park AuthorityThe Fairfax County Park Foundation and the Fairfax County Park Authority will mark the opening of a new bridge at Lake Fairfax Park that connects the Chestnut Grove Trail with other park facilities.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lake Fairfax at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The bridge was built with grants from local organizations. The Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) secured a $25,000 grant from Dominion Virginia Power to purchase and install the new fiberglass bridge, place interpretive signage and upgrade a portion of natural surface trail along the Chestnut Grove Trail.

Park Authority staff also worked with the Mid-Atlantic International Mountain Bicycling Association and other community groups to to develop the project and identify additional funding. Total project costs were $60,000.

 

Because of the ruggedness of the Chestnut Grove Trail, the ribbon cutting will be held between sites 27 and 23 in C campground near a similar bridge located by the nature trail.

Visitors should drive to the C campground at Lake Fairfax Park. Signage will guide you to the ceremony and a two-mile guided hike to the new actual bridge will be held afterwards.

Photo courtesy Fairfax County Park Authority

 

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