he Greater Hillwood Citizens Association announced today that this year’s annual block party will be held in Azalea Park on Saturday, September 14 from 3PM to 6PM. The annual gathering, now in its third year, is open to all members of the Greater Hillwood community and will feature an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly revamped Azalea Park along with plenty of games and fun for the kids.
Eastbound and westbound Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) at the Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) interchange and eastbound Wilson Boulevard (Route 613) between the eastbound Route 50 service road and the westbound Route 50 service road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5 to safely demolish the Wilson Boulevard bridge deck over Route 50 and install the new bridge deck, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
After nearly three months of work, the extensive revitalization of Azalea Park was completed this past Friday.
Recent storm-related damage and other unforeseen delays have pushed the estimated reopening of Azalea Park back to the end of July according to a representative of the Fairfax County Park Authority.
The Park Authority had been hard at work for the better part of two months on the planned improvements to the park when severe storms ripped through the area late last month. In its wake the storm system left downed trees and other debris in Azalea Park and across the Greater Hillwood community.
Outstanding items remaining before the park can officially reopen include a safety audit, landscaping installation, and time allow newly planted grass to establish.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for updates and plans to celebrate the reopening of the park with a neighborhood block party.