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HALRB goes its own way on park-naming proposals

Never accuse Arlington’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) with merely going with the flow. Despite a near-consensus by county staff, local developers and other advisory bodies on the naming of two new parks after major projects in the...

Arlington parks tick up a spot in new national ranking

As the one-time leader of the pack fades, Arlington’s park system has taken another step up in a national ranking of facilities and accessibility. Arlington moved up from fourth nationally in 2020 to third for 2021 in the Trust for...

Renovation project prepped for Alcova Park

Arlington County Board members on Feb. 12 are slated to approve a contract worth $2.86 million for the first phase of renovation of Alcova Heights Park. The contract, won by Nastos Construction, is part of a planned two-phase renovation to...

Regional Park Authority lauds efforts of its founders

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) likely would not have been founded 62 years ago had it not been for the determination and expertise of its three late founders. NOVA Parks officials highlighted the achievements and qualities of...

Parks rank high, but are downgraded on equity concerns

Arlington has retained its position near the top of a best-parks-in-the-nation ranking, but this year was marked down for a lack of equitable distribution of parks facilities. Arlington ranked fourth in the Trust for Public Land’s annual “ParkScore” index, roughly...
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