New Woodley Hills Park playground to feature sustainable play equipment


Credit: Fairfax County Park Authority

This weekend, the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground at Laurel Hill Central Green in Lorton, and during the week of May 9, FCPA expects to open another new playground — at Woodley Hills Park in Mount Vernon.

The Woodley Hills playground, which is replacing an older one nearby, will feature both modern equipment and traditional favorites like swings and slides. According to FCPA project manager Pat Rosend, the playground is the first in the region to use play pieces from KOMPAN, which are manufactured solely with recycled materials — in line with the Park Authority’s sustainability mission.

Besides constructing the new playground, which is located adjacent to Woodley Hills Elementary School, FCPA has added an accessible trail and van-accessible parking space for ADA compliance. Next month, the project team will remove the old playground located a short distance away.

The $150,000 project is part of FCPA’s playground replacement program and was funded by voter-approved 2020 Park Bond funds.

Woodley Hills Park is located at 8710 Old Mount Vernon Road.

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