Berman Park Trail Improvements

Status

Design Stage (Summer 2021)

Following Board and Commission input on initial concepts, the City received 30% design plans in late June 2021. A public meeting/open house to discuss the design plans is planned for September 25, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Berman Park Picnic Shelter. 

About the Project

Berman Park is a linear park in the center of the City, running between Ellison Street in the northeast to South Spring Street in the south. The park connects commercial properties, residential areas (single-family and multi-family), and is part of the City’s network of green spaces. 

In 2015, the City adopted the Parks for People Plan as the Park Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which recognizes the important role green corridors, like Berman Park, play in providing safe pedestrian and bicycle transportation alternatives. A walking trail traverses the entire park; however, the park is split by several street crossings which lack adequate pedestrian facilities and signage. The goal of the project is to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists using this trail.

The Berman Park Trail Improvements Project will update four of the trail's street crossings, specifically at Ellison Street, Kent Street, Irving Street, and South Spring Street. The new crossings will include high visibility markings to highlight the trail crossings and narrowed street cross-section to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance. View 30% design plans (PDF). 

Berman Park Project map (2021)

Public Outreach

Upcoming Meetings

A public meeting/open house to discuss the design plans is planned for September 25, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Berman Park Picnic Shelter.

Past Meetings

DateMeeting TypeVideo and/or Meeting Materials
April 21, 2021Planning Commission (Virtual)Agenda (PDF)
Video 
April 14, 2021Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (Virtual)Agenda (PDF)
April 7, 2021Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (Virtual)Agenda (PDF)


Funding

The City has $600K in federal Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program funds available for the project.

Schedule

  • Design: Complete Summer 2022
  • Bids:  Summer/Fall 2022
  • Start of Construction: Winter 2022
  • Completion: Winter 2023

Contact Information

Kerri Oddenino, koddenino@fallschurchva.gov, 703-248-5477