The Future of Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink Public Comment Deadline Extended

From FCPA: The Park Authority is extending the public comment period for the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan Revision. We are very pleased to see robust discussion and interest regarding options for Lake Accotink! Throughout the master planning process, our goal has been to maximize community engagement and to hear from as many people as possible. After first presenting the lake management options to the community in May 2016, we received only a smattering of comments from residents.

Subsequent to the January 22, 2018 community meeting, attended by more than 100 citizens, we have received more than 400 responses to our online survey and nearly 50 individual emails from citizens sharing their preference and perspective. Each person’s input is valuable in determining the management of the lake which, in turn, will influence the character of Lake Accotink Park in the future. We recognize that this is a very complex issue, and so, with that in mind, we have decided to keep taking public comment about the future of the lake through Monday, May 28, 2018. This extended comment period will allow more residents to consider the options and share their thoughts before any decisions are made.

If you have not shared your opinion regarding the lake management options, please go to the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan Revision project webpage at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/lakeaccotink to review the options under consideration. We ask for your response to a quick online survey that will indicate your preference for the future of the lake. You can also share additional comments through the survey page or send your comments separately to Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Help us spread the word! Lake Accotink Park is a countywide resource, providing recreational opportunities and the chance to connect with nature to all county residents. All of us can help shape the future vision for this well-loved park, so please share this email or a link to the project page.