Fairfax Park Authority Wants Your Thoughts on Indoor Recreation Centers

Fairfax County Park AuthorityWhat does the Fairfax County Park Authority need as it upgrades its indoor recreation centers?

That’s what officials want to know as they conduct a community survey this fall and make recommendations in Spring 2017.

The Park Authority will hold a public information meeting on Wednesday to present information on its systemwide study that will guide future redevelopment and growth of the RECenter system throughout the county. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 106/107 of the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the study, how to provide input into the study and how to stay informed of the study’s progress, says Park Authority Chair Bill Bouie.

Last year’s Needs Assessment Survey revealed that residents put a high priority on recreational facilities and see a general need for upgrades across the park system.

The Park Authority has hired Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc. (B&D), CENTERS, and Hughes Group Architects (HGA) to develop a system-wide sustainability plan for the RECenters. The project team will look at potential future operational and facility improvements that effectively and efficiently help to meet the indoor recreation needs of Fairfax County residents, Bouie said.

A Community Interest Survey will be conducted later this month. The survey will be distributed to RECenter users and pass holders and other Fairfax County residents.

A second public meeting will be scheduled this winter.

Bouie said Reston is still on track to get an indoor recreation facility in the Reston Town Center North area during that area’s future redevelopment.

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