As of February 2018, the playground has reopened! Crews still need to finish installing paved paths, so watch out for muddy conditions. Stay tuned for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration.
The reinvestment into the playground is all about the kids! It provides our community's youth with a safe, accessible, and exciting playground at our most popular park, facilitating the development of physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills.
The Recreation and Parks Department collected community input via meetings, suggestion boxes, and even informal focus groups with elementary school students!
The community expressed a need for more swings and play equipment that would interest older children. They also preferred equipment that more children can play on versus themed equipment that would not be able to accommodate as many children at the same time.
As part of the site plan process, several factors were considered to include public comments, protection of trees, stormwater runoff, and accessibility/slope.
Cherry Hill Park has been described as the “crown jewel” of the City’s park system and as such it helps define the community. The park is invaluable to the City, as it is indeed the center of, and focal point for, most of the City’s special events and activities. It is the most heavily used park in the City of Falls Church because of its central location and many amenities.
For more information about the Cherry Hill Park Master Plan, click here.
For more information about Cherry Hill Farmhouse, click here.