Why does part of the park close?
We keep the South end open as much as possible, closing only when conditions are particularly muddy or when necessary for turf maintenance. Periodic reseeding and periods of rest are essential to maintain the summer turf that is so popular with our two- and four-legged users.
Fairfax County Park Authority has authorized Westgrove PACK to close the South end in the winter according to their policy for athletic fields (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/athletic-fields), but FCPA mandates that the North end be kept open regardless of conditions. Drainage improvements have been made in that area and appear to have alleviated much of the mud problem, but park users are advised to avoid the park during periods of heavy rainfall.
For more information about drainage, click here. Thank you for your support of our park improvement efforts.