Many thanks to the hardworking volunteers who helped remove invasive plants and plant native species at Blake Lane Park in Oakton this past Saturday.
For more information on Fairfax County Park Authority’s Invasive Management Area (IMA) program, which includes Blake Lane Park, and to serve as a volunteer, visit
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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