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Jan 24

Crews Construct Turn Lanes for Access to Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park

Posted on January 24, 2022 at 9:09 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews are constructing turn lanes with concrete curb on Evergreen Mills Road for future access into Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park, currently under construction in Arcola. The turn lane work on Evergreen Mills Road northbound and southbound is estimated for completion in winter 2022, weather permitting. The park project scope also includes a splashpad, athletic fields with turf and lighting, buildings, paths and other features that are under construction throughout the park. When completed, the park will feature 17 lighted athletic fields, including two artificial turf fields and one cricket pitch; five ponds; the historic Hanson House; an event lodge; a 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, including the installation of siding and trim, glass block, roofing, insulation, ceilings, drywall, ductwork, and fire protection. Crews are also installing interior and exterior finishes, like ceramic tile, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, stone veneer and paint.  

At Hanson House, work currently includes drywall installation, interior painting, placing mechanical equipment, building out the electrical room and beginning fire alarm rough-in.

Ongoing work throughout the park includes installation of underground utilities, electrical systems, sports netting, and pouring concrete at site stairs, plazas and sidewalks. Crews will also continue paving asphalt trails, installing athletic field turf, turf irrigation systems and athletic field turf covers.

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 (PRCS) 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.