Feb 13

Town of Leesburg Utility and Restoration Work on Westpark Property to Continue until Spring 2024

Posted on February 13, 2024 at 8:55 AM by Heidi Kellum

Area residents can expect to see crews and equipment associated with a Town of Leesburg utility project on the Westpark Property until spring (April/May/June) 2024. For the last few weeks, the Town of Leesburg has been conducting work associated with their Sanitary Sewer Lining and Rehabilitation Project on the Westpark Property in Leesburg. Crews are scheduled to continue installing specialized lining into existing sewer lines until mid-February.

Following the sewer lining and rehabilitation work, crews will begin restoration of the areas of the Westpark Property impacted by the construction. This work includes re-grading and seeding grassland areas, cleaning, and re-paving trails where needed to restore the property to its original condition. Weather permitting, all work associated with this project is anticipated to be completed by spring 2024. 

If you have questions about the Sanitary Sewer Lining and Rehabilitation Project, please contact the Town of Leesburg Utilities Project Manager, George Brant, P.E., PMP, by email or call 703-771-6743.

About the Loudoun County Westpark Property Project

In August 2022, Loudoun County purchased 134 acres of the former Westpark Golf Course that was located along Country Club Drive in Leesburg. The county-owned land has been placed into a conservation easement, which will preserve the natural landscape. The Westpark Improvements project includes the design and construction of a passive park. A typical passive park may consist of walking and biking trails, disc golf areas, and include many natural and minimally disturbed areas. 

Funding for the project in the amount of $13.4 million is included in the county's Capital Improvement Program (Fiscal Year 2023 - Fiscal Year 2028) with completion of the passive park construction expected in spring 2028.

More information—including a link to sign up for email and text updates on the project—is posted on the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/westparkproperty.


Nov 03

Westpark Improvements Project Begins the 35% Design Plans Phase

Posted on November 3, 2023 at 9:43 AM by Heidi Kellum

In October 2023, the Westpark Improvements project to design and construct a passive park on the county-owned land located on the former Westpark Golf Course adjacent to the Leesburg Country Club Subdivision and Country Club Drive began the 35% Design Plans phase. This phase is when the major design elements of the project are developed and the project’s scope, schedule and budget are refined. For more information about facility project phases and milestones, visit About Project & Study Phases.

Over the next several months, area residents will see design consultants and their equipment on the Westpark property conducting various surveys, tests, and inspections to further inform the design process. Residents should anticipate a decline in the presence of maintenance crews until spring due to the completion of seasonal weekly and rough-cut grass mowing, scheduled for October and November. 

About the Project

In August 2022, Loudoun County purchased 134 acres of the former Westpark Golf Course that was located along Country Club Drive in Leesburg. The county-owned land has been placed into a conservation easement, which will preserve the natural landscape. The Westpark Improvements project includes the design and construction of a passive park. A typical passive park may consist of walking and biking trails, disc golf areas, and include many natural and minimally disturbed areas. 

Funding for the project in the amount of $13.4 million is included in the county's Capital Improvement Program (Fiscal Year 2023 - Fiscal Year 2028) with completion of the passive park construction expected in spring 2028.

More information—including a link to sign up for email and text updates on the project—is posted on the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/westparkproperty.


Aug 09

Q and A Summary for Westpark Improvements Project Now Available for Review

Posted on August 9, 2023 at 2:32 PM by Heidi Kellum

Interested residents may now view responses to questions received by the Westpark Improvement project team on the project page at loudoun.gov/westparkproperty. Since the project’s inception in summer 2022, Loudoun County has received many questions about the project to design and construct a passive park around the Leesburg Country Club Subdivision and along Country Club Drive in Leesburg. The Westpark Improvements Question and Answer Summary (PDF) includes questions about this project and the property, including current and future public usage, environmental concerns, maintenance details, and policy enforcement.  

The Westpark Improvement project is currently in the design phase and is scheduled for construction to begin in summer (July/August/September) 2026. More information about Loudoun County Capital Project phases is provided at loudoun.gov/capitalprojects.

Property Update

Over the last several weeks, Loudoun County has completed the bi-annual rough-cut mowing of the property. The next scheduled rough-cut mowing will take place in October 2023. Crews have also installed signage to prohibit motorized vehicle usage on the Westpark property, such as motorbikes and scooters. 

In the coming weeks, area residents may notice an arborist walking the site to evaluate the condition of the site trees. Maintenance crews will also continue to mow grass located approximately 20 feet from residential property lines and a four-foot swath along both sides of the former golf cart paths, weekly through October 2023.

As a reminder, the existing golf cart paths are open to the public for running, walking and biking during the design and construction of the park. 

About the Project

In August 2022, Loudoun County purchased 134 acres of the former Westpark Golf Course that was located along Country Club Drive in Leesburg. The county-owned land has been placed into a conservation easement, which will preserve the natural landscape. The Westpark Improvements project includes the design and construction of a passive park. A typical passive park may consist of walking and biking trails and include many natural and minimally disturbed areas. 

Funding for the project in the amount of $13.4 million is included in the county's Capital Improvement Program (PDF). The project has an estimated completion date of 2027.

More information—including a link to sign up for email and text updates on the project—is posted on the Loudoun County website at loudoun.gov/westparkproperty