Oct 19

Light Testing at Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park in Loudoun to Begin October 21

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 3:45 PM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County has scheduled daytime testing of lights at the site of the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park beginning Thursday, October 21, 2021, weather permitting. Area residents will notice increased activity at the park prior to the testing date. The testing will begin during the daytime hours throughout each section of the park.

In November 2021, Loudoun County is scheduled to begin nighttime light testing at the 17 athletic fields. During the testing, lighting at the fields will be turned on and off and dimmed. The county will begin testing at dusk and will continue for several hours. Additional information about light level testing will be sent as updates on the project through the Notify Me feature of the Loudoun County website. 

The light level testing is part of the ongoing project to construct the 257-acre park facility located on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola, between the Brambleton and Willowsford communities. Construction on the facility is expected to be completed in spring 2022. For more information about the construction project, and to sign up for updates, visit loudoun.gov/hansonparkproject.

Oct 15

Construction Work Continues at Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park

Posted on October 15, 2021 at 10:44 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews continue construction work on the various structures and features throughout Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park, currently under construction on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola. Athletic fields with turf and lighting, buildings, paths and other features are under construction throughout the park. When completed, the park will feature 17 lighted athletic fields, including two artificial turf fields and one cricket field; five ponds; the historic Hanson House; an event lodge and nature center; a skate plaza and disc golf course; a splash pad and playground with inclusive features and over 75 acres of passive recreational space. 

Work on various structures throughout the park continues to progress. Crews are installing siding and trim, windows, roofing, insulation, fire protection, interior painting, utility rough-in and ductwork. Crews have also begun caulking, to hang drywall, and installing interior floor finishes and ceramic tile. At Hanson House, crews are caulking and painting exterior siding.

Throughout the park, ongoing work includes installation of underground utilities, electrical transformers, installation of turf irrigation systems and pouring concrete at site stairs, plazas and sidewalks. Crews also continue to pave asphalt trails, install athletic field turf, and spread seeding throughout the project site.

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 park will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and is estimated for completion in spring of 2022.

For more information about the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park project, including updated site photos, visit the project page

Sep 13

Construction Work Continues at Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park

Posted on September 13, 2021 at 10:54 AM by Heidi Kellum

Construction work continues on the various structures and features throughout Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park, currently under construction on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola. Athletic fields with turf and lighting, buildings, paths and other features are under construction throughout the park. When completed, the park will feature 17 lighted athletic fields, including two artificial turf fields and one cricket field; five ponds; the historic Hanson House; an event lodge and nature center; a skate plaza and disc golf course; a splash pad and playground with inclusive features and over 75 acres of passive recreational space. 

Over the next few weeks, crews will continue installing retaining walls, sports netting posts and scoreboards at the athletic fields. Current work on park features also includes the installation of fence posts at the off-leash dog area. Work on various structures throughout the park continues to progress, including the installation of masonry walls, stonework, timber, siding and trim, windows, roofing, insulation, and fire protection. Crews have also begun interior painting, placing mechanical units, utility rough-in and ductwork. At Hanson House, crews have begun painting the exterior siding and door frames.

Ongoing work throughout the park includes installation of underground utilities, electrical transformers, installation of turf irrigation systems and pouring concrete at stairs, plazas and bleacher pads. Crews will also continue earthwork, paving asphalt trails, and the spreading of topsoil, mulch and seeding throughout the project site.

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 park will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and is estimated for completion in spring of 2022.

For more information about the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park project, including updated site photos, visit the project page