Save Blake Lane Park from Destruction!
Blake Lane Park should remain a Park and nothing else!
SAVE BLAKE LANE PARK and Dog Park!
This park has been offering its natural beauty to the community for over 50 years!
Blake Lane Park is a well-maintained Park and habitat of many wildlife species.
We as a community are raising our concerns of losing our only green space in our area and the potential increase of traffic by adding another elementary school within 1 mile of already 2 existing elementary schools for an additional 800 (!!!) students plus staff!
We are not against schools, but we are against the sacrificing of our beloved neighborhood park and dog park for such a purpose, when expected enrollment numbers show already a decline and will decline over time as stated in the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan).
This park serves the entire community, and is a tranquil space for the surrounding condos, townhouses and houses. We love seeing kids and adults playing soccer, Frisbee or just relaxing on the grass, working out or walking their dogs.
This Park is the jewel of our neighborhood and it should remain a park and nothing else.
Watch the bond referendum from June 25, and hear what the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors thoughts are on Blake Lane Park. Hear for
yourself how far we have made it in the efforts of saving our park.
Blake Lane Park dialogue starts at 2:04:38 (Action Item 4)
Emails from a neighbor adjacent to Blake Lane Park written in 2006 to the School Board Member representing the Providence District reveal that there was never an indicated intention of keeping Blake Lane Park in FCPS’s back pocket. Labeling BLP a school site is not supported by the email exchange from a couple of months before Blake Lane Park was actually transferred to the Board of Supervisors. An alert resident wrote to the elected School Board Member, at the time, asking for advice on what he needed to do to “guarantee preservation” of Blake Lane Park? After a few emails back and forth, it was clear that once Blake Lane Park was transferred, “their intent is to keep it a park”.
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