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I applaud the Stafford County Board of Supervisors for approving three projects recently that could be accomplished by using some of the $29 million bond for parks and recreation projects.
It is past time to put into action what voters approved almost three years ago. I appreciate the board's taking one of those steps with these projects--the Curtis Park pool renovation, acquisition of the land currently owned by Stafford Area Soccer Association, and build-out of fields on the SASA land and Embrey Mill Park.
This is a great plan by the county regarding the two parcels of county centrally located--easy access land for rectangular fields. The developer is providing some of the offset cost for development of about 12 fields on the Embrey Mill Park property and up to 10 fields on the SASA property. Plans for three fields on this property are already approved, and other initial planning shows the capability to add up to another seven full-size soccer fields. These would support two to four smaller soccer fields or football, lacrosse, field hockey, etc. fields, all with more than adequate parking space, which is an issue on many other county fields.
This is just the beginning to address what the voters asked for in 2009: more parks to meet the demands of previous and future county growth and youth sports. Keep the momentum going, Board of Supervisors, on the other projects earmarked for the $29 million!