Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park Project

Overview

  • The Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park project includes the design and construction of a new 257-acre regional park located on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola, between the Brambleton and Willowsford communities.
  • The owner of the land -- Haldore ‘Hal’ Hanson, a writer, state department official and non-profit leader -- died in 1992.
  • In keeping with the wishes of Hanson and his wife Berni, the Hanson Family Partnership agreed to sell the land to Loudoun County only for use as a park.
  • The property was acquired in 2009 through negotiations with the Hanson family, Dominion Power and the National Park Service as a part of a United States Department of Interior program.
  • The public helped shape the park’s features, and skate park designer Wally Holladay served as a design consultant.
  • The project also includes road improvements to Evergreen Mills Road, which bisects the park, including a turn lane and a stop light at the entrance of the park.
  • The park will include 17 athletic fields with lighting, and over 75 acres of passive recreational space and infrastructure.

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Including: 
  • Ten multi-purpose soccer fields
  • Four baseball/softball fields
  • Cricket field 
  • Four tennis courts
  • Two artificial turf fields
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Two playgrounds with rubberized surface
  • Batting cages
  • Splash pad and playground with inclusive features
  • Skate plaza
  • Grandstands
  • Historic Lee-Hanson House renovation
  • Five ponds and integrated irrigation system
  • Fishing piers
  • Lodge and nature center
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Amphitheater 
  • Off-leash areas for dogs
  • Disc golf course
  • Paved and natural surface trails
  • Regional maintenance compound
  • Administrative building 
  • Concession/restroom buildings and pavilions
  • An equestrian facility is included in the master plan for future development, but is not currently funded.
  • The park will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
  • Construction is expected to be complete by spring of 2022.

Current Status: November 2020

  • Ongoing work throughout the park includes earthwork, asphalt paving, curb and gutter installation, construction of site utilities, installation of underground electric, and renovation of Lee-Hanson House.
  • Paving of the tennis courts is now complete.
  • Work at the maintenance complex continues including construction of the concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls and installation of roofing and siding.
  • Work at the administration building continues, including the start of CMU walls and setting of the door frames.
  • Placement of concrete and installation of shotcrete (sprayed concrete) at the walls and ramps of the skate park have begun.
  • Layout of the tee boxes for the disc golf course has begun.
  • Grading at the Lodge building started.
  • For safety and as this is an active construction site, no trespassing during construction. Security cameras were installed on the project due to evidence of construction site trespassing.

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