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City of Falls Church to Hold Community Meeting on Parks

The City of Falls Church is inviting members of the community to a Sept. 6 meeting to share their ideas and thoughts on the future of the City’s parks, according to a press release from the city.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with an open house and staff from the Planning Department will give a presentation. A breakout session will follow the presentation.

Feedback at the meeting will help the recreation and parks staff update the Parks, Open Space and Recreation chapter of the City’s comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2005, the release said.

According to the release, population growth in and around Falls Church is creating more demand for parks and open space at a time when land prices are rising, which is making it difficult to purchase land for public use.

The release said that the chapter update will help city officials establish priorities for developing the City’s park system and identify specific implementation strategies to help accomplish priority projects.

The updated chapter will be reviewed by the Planning Commission, the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board and the city’s other boards and commissions, civic groups and residents before it’s reviewed by City Council for approval, with a tentative time-frame for adoption of the chapter in February and March 2015.

The community meeting will be held in the community room of the Kenneth R. Burnett Community Center, which is located at 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church.