Bles Park Improvements

Overview

  • Loudoun County is considering improvements to Bles Park that are designed to provide additional recreational opportunities for residents and improve safety and access, while maintaining the park’s natural attributes. 
  • The 132-acre park is located north of Route 7 in Loudoun’s Algonkian District and is adjacent to the Potomac River. It includes a portion of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The Eastern Loudoun Adult Day Center is also located on the property, which also currently includes four sports fields, paved and natural trails, wetlands/natural areas, a playground and limited parking.
  • Over the last year, the county has modified plans for the park, based on community input. The revised plan represents the minimum necessary to provide the required parking and facility upgrades to meet the needs of park users, while limiting the effects on the natural habitat.
  • In addition to adding adequate and safe parking for the use of the existing sports fields, the plan also would add pavilions, canoe/kayak launch, multi-generation playgrounds, skate spots, an off-leash dog area, tennis and pickleball courts, and overlook areas. 
  • When completed, the project will offer safe and accessible parks and recreation opportunities by means of inter-connected open space that provide diverse activities for all ages, interests, and abilities.
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Current Phase: Design

Estimated Timeline

  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2023: Design
  • Winter 2023 - Spring 2023: Procurement of Construction Contractor
  • Spring 2023: Award Contract – Construction
  • Spring 2023: Notice to Proceed – Construction
  • Spring 2023 - Spring 2024: Construction
  • Spring 2024: Substantial Completion

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