I hike in Potomac Overlook Park almost weekly. It is a magnificent piece of undeveloped park land, filled with wildlife along the ecologically sensitive Potomac River. It would be a humongous shame to spoil this land to put in zip lines.
The largest remaining wooded area in Arlington would be significantly affected by a construction plan given initial approval Nov. 15, 2012 without public input by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, and announced Feb. 25, 2013.This nearly 70-acre forest, park, and gardens in north Arlington—just off Military Road and neighboring the Potomac River—was created more than 40 years ago as a nature preserve and low-impact recreation park. The NVRPA has proposed to construct several new fee-charging projects for high-impact recreation, including a treetop shelter; zip line; large-group campground; large-group shelters; and a two-acre urban garden (the park already has a large vegetable garden). NVRPA also wants to more than double the paved parking lot in the natural area and take over the county- owned Marcey Road Park tennis and basketball courts.
A public meeting on this plan will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Rd., Arlington VA 22207. This event is being held by the Potomac Overlook Preservation Assn., and is NOT sponsored by the NVRPA.To learn more about NV RPA’s plans for Potomac Overlook Park, please attend. More information:Website: http://bit.ly/PotoPrezFacebook: http://bit.ly/PotoPrezFB