Nelly Custis Park is Getting a Facelift … Help us Develop a Plan
The Neighborhood Conservation Program is considering improvements to Nelly Custis Park. Before we develop a design and request funding, we want to be sure we are on the right track. There have been two scoping meetings to discuss potential improvements to the park with the Aurora Highlands community. Share your thoughts. With your input staff can develop a concept plan and cost estimate for review by the Neighborhood Conservation Program. If it is approved and funded, staff will reach out again for additional input as to site design options.
To date, we’ve heard the community wants:
- A play area for 5-12 year olds featuring a large rope climbing structure;
- New site furnishings such as benches and trash receptacles;
- A tricycle loop;
- Plantings for shade and beautification;
- No changes to the existing tot playground.
Aside from these optional amenities, Arlington County will also resolve current drainage problems to better manage storm water running into our streams and rivers and will remove invasive plants to allow native plants to flourish.
The community is invited to the October Aurora Highlands Civic Association meeting to share input and vote on a final scoping plan for the park. The meeting will take place on October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th St S.
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