Public Input Sought on Loudoun’s Parks and Trails

The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Board will hold an April 25 public input session on a plans to develop a comprehensive, countywide linear parks and trails system.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Parks and Recreation administration office, 742 Miller Drive, SE in Leesburg.

In January, the Board of Supervisors directed the parks board to develop a detailed implementation plan for a countywide network of public trails and linear parks after residents had indicated a strong desire for more passive parks, trails and recreational facilities through surveys and other forms of public input.

Members of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Board began working with county staff and other interested parties on the project. The panel held meetings in February and March with representatives of the Potomac Heritage Trail Association, Loudoun Walking and Volkssport Club, Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, Coalition of Loudoun Towns, U.S. Trail Ride, Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts, Piedmont Environmental Council, Loudoun Water and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.

The April 25 public input session will consist of a presentation about the initiative and small group facilitated discussions. A compilation of results, which will be shared with the Board of Supervisors this summer.

For information about public input session, email prcs@loudoun.gov. Find additional details about the countywide linear parks and trails system initiative at bit.ly/2G2p4Sf.

One thought on “Public Input Sought on Loudoun’s Parks and Trails

  • 2019-04-22 at 4:11 pm
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    What parks? Can’t use the reservoir, that dopey park by the potomac north of leesburg is useless. They built a massive baseball park, but won’t be able to build out the ballfields. If you want fancy roads, we got them, but forget about parks.

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