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Aug 17

Crews Making Progress at Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park

Posted on August 17, 2021 at 8:57 AM by Heidi Kellum

Crews are making progress constructing the various structures and features throughout Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park, currently under construction on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola. Athletic fields with turf and lighting, buildings, paths and other features are under construction throughout the park. When completed, the park will feature 17 lighted athletic fields, including two artificial turf fields and one cricket field; five ponds; the historic Hanson House; an event lodge and nature center; a skate plaza and disc golf course; a splash pad and playground with inclusive features and over 75 acres of passive recreational space. 

Crews have begun the installation of retaining walls at the baseball fields and continue to install sod and sports netting posts at the rectangular athletic fields. Current work on park features also includes the continued construction of boardwalks/piers, asphalt paving the basketball court, underground plumbing rough-in and the installation of foundations at the splashpad. 

At Hanson House, crews have begun utility rough-in and are installing exterior siding, exterior doors, and the metal roof. Construction on the various structures throughout the park currently includes the installation of masonry walls, stonework, timber, siding and trim, windows, roofing, insulation, fire protection, interior painting, placing mechanical units, utility rough-in and ductwork.

Ongoing work throughout the park includes the installation of underground utilities, electrical transformers, athletic field irrigation systems, and curb and gutter. Crews will also continue earthwork, asphalt paving, and the spreading of topsoil, mulch and seeding throughout the project.

The Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park project includes the design and construction of a new 257-acre regional park located on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola, between the Brambleton and Willowsford communities. The park will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and is estimated for completion in spring of 2022.

For more information about the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park project, including updated site photos, visit the project page