|Parklawn Pool [Photo by Daren Shumate]|
Two years after the derecho, when the area was hit by widespread storm damage and power outages, the Parklawn Recreation Club was able to stay open with a generator and invited members of the closed Dowden Terrace Pool to use their facilities for swim team practice.
When the Parklawn Pool’s pump failed July 31, Dowden Terrace returned the favor, opening its pool to Parklawn members, including swim team kids practicing for the All-Stars meet on Aug. 2, reports Daren Shumate of Parklawn. He says the pump should be fixed today.
The sewer project appears to be mostly done, although trail improvements are still under way, and the trail is still closed. [A week-long FBI investigation around the discovery of bodies took place in that park this spring.]
The conflict over a cell tower proposal at the Parklawn pool seems to be over, at least for the time being. AT&T’s attempt to put a cell tower on pool grounds sharply divided the community for months between fall 2012 and spring 2014. In May, the 19th Judicial Court of Virginia upheld the Fairfax Board of Zoning Appeals’ denial of a special permit to allow the cell tower. AT&T has not submitted a revised application and it is not known whether it plans to do so.