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Community Meeting on Ben Brenman Park | News Release | City of Alexandria

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities to hold Community Meeting regarding the hours of use in Ben Brenman Park on March 3

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2016

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities (RPCA) will hold a community meeting on March 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Cameron Station Community Room, 200 Cameron Station Blvd. to seek input on the hours of use in Ben Brenman Park. The Planning Commission requested RPCA hold the meeting in conjunction with the Special Use Permit (SUP2015-0128) request to add lights to the Ben Brenman Dog Park, located in the back corner of Ben Brenman Park across Holmes Run.

The original Special Use Permit for Ben Brenman Park (SUP98-0048) allows the hours of operation for the park to be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  However, the hours have been more limited in large portions of the park to sunrise to sunset, except by permitted use.  Because the new lights in the dog park will extend the use of that part of the park, RPCA proposes to change the posted hours of operation in the park as follows:

  • The current posted hours state that the park is open from “sunrise to sunset, except by permitted use.”
  • The new posted hours will state that the park is open from “6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in all lighted areas of the Park.”

On April 5, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and action to consider the request to add lights to and to expand the Ben Brenman Dog Park.

Individuals unable to attend the community meeting are encouraged to send written comments to Dana Wedeles, Urban Planner III, by email at dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov  or standard mail to RPCA, Attn: Dana Wedeles, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria VA 22314. All comments received by March 31, 2016 will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for consideration.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the American with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call Jack Browand at 703.746.5504 (VA Relay 711) or e-mail jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

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