In August 2022 Loudoun County acquired 134 acres of what was previously the Westpark Golf Course in Leesburg. The land was placed under conservation easement for the purpose of preserving the natural landscape. The property is now slated to be a park for passive recreation uses. Typically a passive park may consist of walking and biking trails and include many natural and minimally disturbed areas. Within the confines of what is allowed per the conservation easement, the park will be designed with input from the community.
The first informational meeting on the project was held April 26th, 2023 to go over the project’s tentative timeline and interim maintenance. The first design meeting was held on June 27, 2023. Loudoun Wildlife attended both meetings to voice concerns regarding the preliminary project design and voice our support for the implementation of wildlife-friendly design elements. The community was encouraged to submit comments and suggestions in an online portal following the meeting. View comments submitted by Loudoun Wildlife. See also the map outlining our concerns about the Concept Plan.
The timeline and additional project information is available on the County Website.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will be involved throughout the process to ensure that this new park stays conservation-focused and implements wildlife-friendly practices that restore nature as it is cultivated for recreational use.
Updates will be posted here as the project progresses, so please check back.