This Saturday, Arlington County will award the D.C.-based firm Bennett Group the task to make improvements to the Tuckahoe Park located at 2400 N Sycamore Street, reported ARLNow. These renovations will cost a total of $1.251 million for the design, soft costs, and construction. According to the Arlington Parks & Recreation website, the 12-acre park currently features a playground, two baseball/softball fields, two lighted tennis courts, rectangular grass field, amphitheater, a path and nature trails, as well as portable toilets, picnic tables, and a drinking fountain. Construction on the park is scheduled to finish by the end of 2016, reported ARLNow.
At an open house held on March 26, 2015, it was confirmed that the renovation process would improve the two existing natural turf/skinned infield diamond softball fields and combined outfield, the associated spectator and players' bench areas, bullpens, and batting cages. ADA accessibility will also be made available to the existing park trail near North Sycamore Street and the road right of way from 26th Street, according to the meeting minutes. There are also problems with the field drainage that the Department of Parks and Recreation is looking into improving. A new scoreboard will also be installed.
The funding for the project was made possible from the Parks Maintenance Capital in the County's 2015 fiscal year budget, the Athletic Field Fund Program, and Bishop O'Connell High School.
· Tuckahoe Park [Arlington VA Parks & Recreation]
· Board to Consider $1 Million Tuckahoe Park Renovation Contract [ARLNow]
· March 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes [Arlington VA Projects & Planning]