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Northern Region

Upperville Park –Playground project now completed

Thompson Elementary – Implementation of “park” portion of property

Northern Pool Feasibility Study - Underway

Synthetic Ice Rink – Funded by PATH Foundation, now open weekends    

Central Region

Riverside Preserve – donation of 186 acres by MacDonald trust will open in Spring 2019 for hiking and river access.

Woods at Warrenton- 70 acres at Woods at Warrenton that include constructed wetlands. A proposed trail through the site that would connect White's Mill (completed trail) and Warrenton Chase (planned trail) has been bid twice and come in significantly over estimates.  Project is funded by a TEA grant. The County has requested approval to re-bid the project.

Extension of the Warrenton Branch Greenway – 60% design documents to extend the Greenway to Stafford Farm have just been received. TEA grant funding will provide for design and limited construction; County funding has been allocated for balance.  Use of part of the extension made possible by Fauquier Trails Coalition and users transporting stone dust for surfacing.

Central Sports Complex – Contract to be awarded with construction slated for January. Primarily County funding with grants from VDOT and Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Safety Town/Traffic Garden – completed

Timber Fence Trail – joint Town/County project, design is underway

White’s Mill Trail Extension  - Fauquier Trails Coalition has initiated the design process to extend the White’s Mill Trail from its terminus to Blackwell Road using the existing box culverts under Route 29 and mostly property already owned by the County.

PB Smith trail – construction of trail connection to Whippoorwill Trail completed

Eastern Region

Brookside Trails – second segment of Brookside trails that are to be public has been conveyed and are open for public use, signage is in the works. Additional sections under review.

Southern Region

Rappahannock Station - 26 acre property located on the Rappahannock River between the Rappahannock Station I and Rappahannock Station II core Civil War battlefields. The Department worked with community partners and historical experts to develop a historically and environmentally sensitive river access plan that includes interpretation of the ecological and historical significance of the site. Plan can be found at: Rappahannock Station I & II Civil War Battlefield Master Plan (size 8.2 mg); 11 X 17 inch foldouts showing Concept A and B – (size 2.4 mb).  Phase I development was approved as part of the FY18 CIP and includes parking, trails, and historical interpretation.  Selection of designer is underway.

Pierce Trail – Project to break ground in January 2019. Transportation Enhancement funding provided to install connection from Pierce Elementary School to Lee’s Glen Subdivision.  

Safe Routes to School - $500,000 grant to develop safe routes for children to walk/bicycle to Cedar Lee Middle School and access facilities after school hours. Phases 1 and 2 of the three-phase project have been completed.

Monroe Park – accessibility improvements completed

Disc golf – nine-hole project completed

Mintbrook Fields – Four proffered fields under construction.

CMCP Accessibility Study – nearing completion. 


Needs Assessment – implementation underway.

Battlefield Lighting – initiating repairs to extend life of aging lighting poles/systems.

Comprehensive Plan for Parks, Recreation & Open Space – updating 1993 plan


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