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Contact: Aaron LaRocca, 703-289-2508
McLean, Va. – The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange between Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the National Park Service. The public is also encouraged to review and comment on three proposed improvement options for Langley Fork Park, which would occur after the land exchange.
Langley Fork Park is a 52-acre park administered by the NPS, but maintained and operated by FCPA since 1980. Langley Oaks Park is an almost 102-acre FCPA park adjacent to NPS land. FCPA is proposing that NPS transfer Langley Fork Park to FCPA. In exchange, the FCPA would convey Langley Oaks Park to the NPS.
The proposed land exchange would facilitate improved recreational programming at Langley Fork Park by constructing additional athletic fields, enhancing existing facilities, providing upgraded parking and creating trails. The exchange would also ensure permanent protection of natural and cultural resources at Langley Fork Park and Langley Oaks Park. The NPS will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Franklin Sherman Elementary School, 6633 Brawner Street, McLean, Va. 22101
- Review the documents and submit comments electronically at the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/langleyfork
- Mail or hand deliver comments to: Superintendent, George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters, Attn: Langley Fork Park Project Environmental Assessment, 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, VA 22101.
- Deadline for comments is Friday, May 11, 2018
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, the Langley Fork Park and Langley Oaks Park Land Exchange Environmental Assessment NPS evaluates three action alternatives for the proposed land exchange and park improvements.