Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park Project


  • 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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  • 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: April 2020

  • Notice to Proceed with construction was issued to Hess Construction in June of 2019.
  • Earthwork continues on this project.
  • Clearing and mulching of nature trails have begun.
  • Relocation of existing utilities to facilitate construction of park entrances continues while site utilities including storm, sanitary and water lines are being installed throughout the site.
  • Building pads are being established and ground works at the administrative building have begun.
  • Exploratory demolition has started at the Lee-Hanson House.

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Contact Us

  • For questions about Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park, Email Mark Novak at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services or call 703-737-8992.
  • For questions about the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park construction project, Email Scott Worrest at the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure or call 571-258-3876.

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