Join City Officials for Parks Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Monday, December 2, 2019 -- The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department invites the public to join City officials and employees for a ribbon cutting at Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park followed by a groundbreaking of the Big Chimneys Park project on Saturday, December 7.
The Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park ribbon cutting will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the new Broad St. entrance (601 W Broad St.) The ceremony will celebrate the recent renovations and restoration efforts at the park, including a new arched park sign, benches, new pathway, pedestrian bridge, and stream daylighting.
After the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to take a guided nature walk through Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park, and continue walking to Big Chimneys Park (210 Gibson St.) for a groundbreaking ceremony, starting at approximately 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will mark the beginning of the Big Chimneys Park Improvement Project, starting in December 2019. Project work includes installing new play equipment, improved drainage at the south end of the park, and adding an accessible trail from the Winter Hill neighborhood.
Both ceremonies will include remarks from Mayor David Tarter, Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Chair Charley O'Hara, and other community leaders. A bus will be available following the ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies for guests who would like to ride between Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park and Big Chimneys Park.