Arlington, VA

(Updated at 2:30 p.m.) Arlington County will renovate High View Park and will make improvements to eight other parks following County Board approval of the projects over the weekend.

The work planned for High View Park (1945 N. Dinwiddie Street) includes renovating the worn-out playground and picnic areas and improving access to those with disabilities. The $628,082 project will add a large kid’s play structure with swings, a boulder and a climbing wall, as well as a sand play area with swings, a water spigot and a play structure for younger children.

Another $83,637 will be used for the following projects:

  • Landscaping at the I-395 ramp/Arlington Ridge Road intersection
  • Invasive plant removal at Zachary Taylor Park
  • Improvements to the entrance to the Shirlington Community Canine Area
  • Invasive plant removal at the Bluemont Park Trail entrance and a park information kiosk
  • New benches and picnic tables at the old Westover Library site
  • Discovery play area at Long Branch Nature Center, plus invasive plant removal
  • Bike rack, two benches, recycling can, two bat houses and educational signage at Prospect Hill Park
  • Spanish translation of Buckingham Village history sign at Henry Wright Park
  • Adding boulders near the Fort Scott Park parking lot
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