Langley Fork Park Land Exchange
The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed land exchange with the Fairfax County Parks Authority (FCPA) in the Drainesville District of Fairfax County, Virginia. The NPS would exchange Langley Fork Park, a 52-acre site owned by the federal government and administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway, with nearby Langley Oaks Park, a 101-acre site owned by FCPA and adjacent to NPS land. Langley Fork Park has been maintained and operated by FCPA since 1980 under a special use permit issued by the NPS. This exchange would remove the George Washington Memorial Parkway from administering Langley Fork Park and allow the FCPA to make improvements that would help meet public need for athletic fields. The NPS would manage Langley Oaks Park in its natural condition, ensuring permanent protection of the Potomac Gorge watershed and its resources, with no initial plans for change or development. The EA evaluates this proposed land exchange and a range of development options at Langley Fork Park that would occur subsequent to the land exchange.
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George Washington Memorial Parkway
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101