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FairfaxNew purchase augments Park Authority holdings

New purchase augments Park Authority holdings

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Park acreage in Fairfax County continues to grow with the acquisition of more than six acres of land adjacent to Grist Mill Park.

The Fairfax County Park Authority purchased 6.6633 acres of land from the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union that contain a residential house and some open land. Located in the Mount Vernon supervisory district, this property once was at the core of George Washington’s Union Farm.

The $2.6 million purchase was made for purposes of historic preservation, and will serve as an expansion to Grist Mill Park, Park Authority officials said.

The acquisition brings the total acreage managed by the Park Authority to 23,631 acres.

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