The Fourth of July at the Park!
Arlington County is planning a major event for the 4th of July! To find out more check out the county website. Events include:
Variety of Delicious Food
Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
Free Face Painting, Balloon Art and Moon Bounces
Games For All Ages
Amazing Views of Washington, DC's fireworks display.
Guests are invited to set up on turf fields at 8pm for the fireworks display.
Spring Newsletter is out!Click here to view the Spring 2013 Newsletter!
Winter at the Park
Jan/Feb 2013 Newletter is out!Check out our latest newsletter which includes the State of the Park, Membership Information and Playground Information. The newsletter also has an article on the election victory! Thanks for everyone who voted for the park.
Please Join the
Friends of Long Bridge Park by clicking the botton on the right or by
sending in the form and check as explained in the Newsletter!
Special Election NewsletterCheck out our Special Election Newsletter!
Park survies SandySandy provided a real test for the art work "Wave Arbor"
The art work did move with the high winds, but the wind did no damage.
Support the Park Bond
This November you can support Long Bridge Park by voting yes on the park bond. We have a two page explanation of the next phase.
======UPDATE- IT PASSED by almost 64%! THANKS
4th Newsletter is out!The fourth Newsletter is out and can be downloaded HERE
This edition covers many different topics including the road-Long Bridge Drive.
County Board Includes LBP on November BallotOn July 21, the Arlington County Board approved the FY2013 - FY2022 Capital Improvement Plan. The CIP totals $2.4 billion in expenditures over the next 10 years, and includes funding for construction of the next phase of Long Bridge Park. The approved CIP meets the Board’s debt policies and maintains the County’s AAA credit rating. Arlington’s voters will now have the opportunity to vote on the completion of the aquatics center at Long Bridge Park. The funding for LBP is included in the parks and recreation bond package. The ballot proposal will read:
“Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $50,553,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open space?”
Voting yes for this bond referendum will give Arlingtonians a world-class aquatics center that will serve the needs of families, seniors, and future Olympians alike. More than 2,400 individuals signed the petition to support the completion of LBP! Vote yes to the Parks and Recreation Bond on November 6!
We Still Need Your Support!
VOTE FOR THE PARK REFERENDA ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012!
Press Release from the Friends of Long Bridge ParkThe Friends of Long Bridge park have put out a press release!
It is here. The upcoming vote by the County Board on Saturday July 21st will be about placing a park bond issue on the November Ballot. Stay tuned for more info.
New Parking Rules.Effective immediately, parking at Long Bridge Park will be free on weekends and free after 5pm on weekdays. Due to the construction work and lack of sidewalks, parking on Long Bridge Drive is still prohibited. On weekdays, in the park surface lot there is three-hour metered parking during the day until 5pm and there continues to be no parking overnight. Long Bridge Park patrons can also enjoy free parking all day on weekends at these nearby garages: 1350 S. Clark Street, 1350 Crystal Drive.
The Space Shuttle over LBP!
To see the photos, click on Eric's Photos on the right.
2nd issue of the "Connection" is out!The 2nd issue of the Friends Newsletter is out! Click here to read about the petition, an interview with the head of Arlington Soccer, info about the landscaping at the park and much more!
Long Bridge Park wins Award!The Community Appearance Alliance has made Long Bridge Park one of their 2011 Award Wining Projects! Two County Board Members were there to accept the award. With this award, the park has been recognized for the huge transformation from a brownspace (and a really bad one at that) to a green space.
Sign our petition!In order to complete and connect the park, we need to have the Arlington County Board approve the plans and have a bond referendum in the November 2012 election approved. To help convince the Arlington county board to approve the project we have started a petition drive. The petition can be signed in person at the park during selected times or online (Click here). Please sign our petition for the park!
Free Parking sites at Long Bridge ParkYou can now download a pdf with the sites that allow free parking during the evening and weekends.
1st Long Bridge Park Newsletter!
The very first newsletter is complete and ready for your download! Please click here for the pdf file. This five page newsletter provides significant information about the park, including sections on the history of the park, the environmental work done to make the park safe and ways to get to the park. Thanks much to Nathaniel and Julia for putting it together!
On Saturday, November 5 2011, Long Bride Park Opened!
See the following video:
What a great day! Soccer and passive users are using the park!
Flyer about the Park and about the Opening!You can download the latest flyer about the park here.
The opening day events flyer is here. Please Join us at the Park!
Park to Open Nov. 5 2011!
Join us on Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m. for the much-anticipated Long Bridge Park opening!
Enjoy tours of the new 18-acre park that includes:
* Three lighted synthetic turf athletic fields
* Wave Arbor Public Art Piece created by Doug Hollis
* Half-mile long Esplanade
* Rain Garden and Trellis
* Public Green Space
* Roaches Run overlook nature walk
* Marymount University Men's and Women's Soccer Exhibition
* Sports activities, eco-friendly giveaways and more!
View the event flyer(PDF).
The park has a committee meeting for the design of the next stages of the Park.
More information about the plans and ideas can be found on this website at the Future Plans of the park and
at the county website.
Below is an image of what the new multi-purpose building might look like.