Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson provides update

County to Move Forward with Groundbreaking on Rollins Ford Park

Fields, Playgrounds & Dog Park planned for property

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For over ten years, Rollins Ford Park has remained undeveloped for a variety of reasons. That is no longer the case. The purpose and design have changed significantly over that time, and what we will have is a destination park that serves both passive and active uses. 

The park will be constructed in phases. Covid and a delay in the bidding process slowed things down a bit, but a groundbreaking takes place this fall. In addition to the two playing fields, basketball court, dog park, pavilions, and walking trails, there will be a playground area that will be like no other in the region, reflecting the rural surroundings. Kids of all ages and abilities will find something here to exercise both their bodies and imagination. Above is the artist’s rendering of the design.

Stayed tuned to future newsletters for ongoing construction updates! 

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The park is located by the nexus of Bristow, Gainesville and Nokesville. It is on the south west section of Rollins Ford Road near the Vint Hill Intersection. 

The land was proffered at the time that Rollins Ford Road was extended. 

According to Construction Journal:

The work consists of construction of a park with open space including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Two synthetic turf athletic fields ad associated fence enclosure
b. Comfort station building
c. Two picnic pavilions
d. Playground with custom equipment for ages 2 to 12
e. Basketball court
f. Parking lot and associated infrastructure
g. Stormwater management facilities and other site infrastructure
h. Paved and unpaved walkways and trails
i. Meadows and landscape plantings
j. Signage.

Field lights are not listed as one of the features. 

The county has been planning on extending its Broad Run walking trail to Rollins Ford Road. 

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