The plans for the Rollins Ford Park have been in place for a few years now. Construction has finally begun and earth moving vehicles are out there daily. Once completed it will be home to a soccer stadium, football fields, lacrosse fields, along with additional fields, a children's playground, picnic shelter, a jogging trail as well as a complex building with parking.
Initially there were some people against the project because of proximity to their homes and some objections about the use of the fields. This brought some modifications to the original plans allowing for it to be a multiple purpose facility and more of a neighborhood park with added landscaping. The Rollins Ford Park will be of great benefit to Bristow, Nokesvilleand Gainesville families along the Linton Hall corridor and beyond as it will add the much needed outdoor areas to play and keep their children active, as well as playing soccer.
The park will ease the burden for current traffic and congestion for families that now have to go to John S. Long Park on Route 15 in North Haymarket for their children's soccer games. If you ever went to a soccer game there you know how congested roads get on game days. The Virginia Soccer Association has been a driving force for the new park because the need for another complex has been apparent for years. The Prince William County league has been the league with the strongest VSA participation.
The 64 acre park and development will be located off of the newly constructed Rollins Ford bridge and extension which will be a 4 road way with medium divide between Linton Hall and Vint Hill Road. You can access the area now from Glenkirk Road west of the city of Manassas Hydro Elecric plant at Lake Manassas Dam. The estimated cost of the park when complete is $4,009,630 with most of the funds going to utility and construction.
The final phase of the Rollins Ford Bridge and extension will soon be completed to give residents and traffic from the other side of the Broad Run tributary ease of access to the area. There is a bridge that is used now on Glenkirk Road that runs between the ManassasHydro Electric and the Lake Manassas Dam.
My family and I look forward to this area being completed. We will have the much needed playing fields for outdoor activities closer to home.
Visit this page again as I will continue to update with information and photos of the project.
As of 3/10/2015 there are no signs of any construction and it is obvious that some of the projected milestone mentioned on the PCC website of having some fields by late spring will not be met. There was some earth moving work done previous summer but nothing significant and it looks like they are a little over a year behind schedule. The Rollins Ford road bridge has been finished for about 6 months.