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 for up to ten weeks in the spring for turf renewal, but FCPA mandates that the North end be kept open regardless of conditions. Drainage improvements in that area are ongoing, but park users are advised to avoid the park entirely during periods of heavy rainfall.
For more information about drainage, click here. Thank you for your support of our park improvement efforts.