Four Mile Run Playground Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon is officially cut! On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the Four Mile Run Playground opened to the thousands of kids and families of the neighborhood. It takes a community to build a playground and the community delivered!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, partners, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, and friends for bringing this game-changing playground to the kids and families of Arlandria. We’d also like to thank Mayor Justin Wilson, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennet-Parker, Councilman Canek Aguire, Councilman John Taylor Chapman, Councilwoman Amy Jackson, Councilwoman Del Pepper, Councilman Mo Seifeldein, and Congressman Don Beyer for celebrating the playground opening with all of us.
After months of watching and waiting, neighborhood kids and families raced to play, fanning out across the swings, slides, and make-believe canoes, frogs and lily pads. Now having a safe place to have fun, kids of all ages can come to the community park to shoot hoops and play futsal, enjoy natural landscape, and play on the playground! Open to everyone, it’s sure to be an indispensible community space. On top of having fun and getting active, kids are honing essential social, emotional, and cognitive skills, all key for community and classroom success!
The Four Mile Run Park and Playground Project
Starting in 2017, the first stage of the project transformed an existing derelict tennis court into a Futsal court (an all-ages, fast-paced version of soccer that’s played on a hard court). To further its use and appeal, the court includes 2 basketball hoops. Next, we planted a garden area with Virginia-native shade trees and flowerbeds, which now incorporate benches and plants/park signage. The final stage in 2019 brought a brand new playground.