Time: Monday, February 6, 2012
Location: Dulles South Multipurpose Center
This session began with a recap of public input session #1 and a presentation of the ideas developed by the groups from the first session. Using the design team's test-fit diagrams as a guide, attendees were then asked to break-out into six-to-eight person groups. With the help of a facilitator from the design team, each group was asked to create their own test-fit diagrams for the park layout. Each group was provided with a packet of typical test-fit bubbles that approximated the size of the various park uses discussed at public input session #1. For example, the test fit bubble might include a rectangle sized to accommodate a soccer field and associated parking, or a small oval that would accommodate an amphitheater and a picnic pavilion. Following the break-out session, each group’s test-fit diagrams were presented to the entire group for discussion.
For attendees who were unable to attend the first public input session, a design team facilitator organized a separate small group to brainstorm and develop their ideas for recreational uses within the park. These ideas were collected and incorporated into the master list used by the design team. The master list has also been augmented with suggestions emailed to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services from residents unable to attend either meeting.
Design Team Progress
Following public input session #2, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the design team developed three concept plans for the park using the small group test-fit diagrams as a basis for design. These concept plans were hand-drawn to scale and showed the general locations of entrance points, roads, parking, active recreation fields, passive recreational open spaces, maintenance buildings, restroom / concession facilities, ponds and forested areas within the park. The concept plans did not show specific locations for every conceivable use that will be provided within the park, only those that require a large land area or those that have specific relationships to other uses that should be considered.