Parks and recreation centers in Arlington are threatened by projects that would convert them to other purposes. Arlington County is currently developing guidelines as part of its "Public Land for Public Good" initiative to determine "how to balance public priorities on County-held land."
The county is requesting comments on its draft guidelines and the deadline for submitting them is October 31, 2014. More information about the Public Land for Public Good initiative and an online comments form is on the County's web page:
To comment on Public Land for Public Good, see
Arlington Parks Coalition wa created to preserve our parks and recreation centers for current and future generations. For more information, please see its web site:
To sign the petition, see
Please feel free to contact me by email at _________ or 703-________ if you would like more background regarding the County Manager’s Guidelines and our response or assistance in helping your group respond to the Guidelines.
Finally, we also want to make you aware that Parks Committee of Arlington County Civic Federation has drafted a resolution strongly advocating preservation of our parks and other public green space and recommending against their development for other purposes. This resolution is scheduled for discussion and decision at the CivFed meeting on Tuesday, November 12, and we will provide you more information shortly. If you want to find out more in the meantime, please contact either Jay Jacob Wind, chairman of CivFed's Parks Committee (703-505-3567, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Antell (202-321-8627, email@example.com)
Please consider a resolution by your organization in favor of the resolution proposed proposed by CivFed Parks & Recreation Committee on May 28, 2014, and subsequently amended.
Bond Issue history:
Civic Federation resolutions:
Arlington County documents:
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