Loudoun to host groundbreaking Saturday for new regional park

A groundbreaking for the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park just south of Ashburn will be held Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at the park site on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola. Signs will be posted on Evergreen Mills Road between Founders Drive and Fleetwood Drive to direct guests to the event entrance.

The 257-acre park will include 17 lighted athletic fields, including two artificial turf fields and one cricket field; five ponds; the historic Lee-Hanson House; an event lodge and nature center; a skate plaza and disc golf course; a splash pad and playground with inclusive features and over 75 acres of passive recreational space. The park will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.

Ashburn Magazine previewed the park in the cover story of the March/April issue.