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Friday, October 19, 2018

Backlick Park ribbon-cutting set for Nov. 17

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Backlick Park Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

The 9-acre park at 4516 Backlick Road in Annandale has a new shelter, picnic tables, playground, and fitness area. The tennis courts have been renovated and have new lighting, and the trails and parking lot was repaved.

The $1 million project was funded by a park bond passed by voters in 2016.

The original facilities in Backlick Park had been constructed in the early 1980s and had deteriorated to the point of being unsafe.

Binod Gupta, a member of the nearby Elan Mews-Royal Court townhouse community’s HOA board, and his neighbors had lodged numerous complaints to county officials about a broken slide, falling-apart picnic tables, and lack of maintenance at the park.

After being told it would take years to get Backlick Park renovated, he was pleasantly surprised when the Park Authority Board approved a plan in January to completely renovate the park this year.


  1. I'm going to show up because it may be the last time anyone uses the place.

  2. Excited to see how it turns out. I live across from the park and they have been renovating it for months!