Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rohil and Samik Bhinge have planned the second fun run event.
Fairfax Villa Elementary School students Rohil and Samik Bhinge have planned the 2nd Annual Fun Run to raise money to benefit Chessie's Big Backyard, a Fairfax County Park at Lee District. The event is scheduled for 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at 11635 Forest Hill Ct. in Fairfax. Brothers Rohil, 9, and Samik, 8, have organized and planned the entire event with a little assistance from their mother Meena Bhinge. The two boys have also encouraged their friends to participate in the event to benefit the park located in the Kingstowne area. The fun run will be on the trail around the community pond. One lap course around the pond is about 330 meters, or 1/5 of a mile. Participants will need to run five laps to complete one mile. Those interested in …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Fairfax County posted a video detailing Chessie's BIG Backyard's recent opening in Lee District Park.
Fairfax County Park Authority hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 16 and officially welcomed visitors to the newest section of the Lee District RECenter. Just one phase in a larger project, Chessie's BIG Backyard brings another fully accessible play area to the Kingstowne-Rose Hill area. Here is more information about the on-going project:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new play area took place at Lee District Park on Saturday.
Fairfax County Park Authority hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at Lee District Park to celebrate the opening of Chessie's BIG Backyard. Read more about the event and the play area here. Sign up for the Kingstowne Patch email newsletter here!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Join your neighbors at Lee District Park to celebrate the opening of the Tiki Village Area, the first section of Chessie's BIG Backyard.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation will celebrate the completion of the first section of Chessie's BIG Backyard, the Tiki Village Area, Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony . The fully-accessible play area joins the Special Harbor and Treehouse sections which opened in 2011 at the Family Rec Area in Lee District Park. The enitire project has a Chesapeake Bay theme. The Tiki Village Area cost $400,000 to build and was supported by donations and sponsorships. The next two sections of Chessie's BIG Backyard will include the Nautical Cove and the Tree Top Haven. These two projects are estimated to cost $730,000 and $675,000 respectively. Funding for the next phases of the project has not been secured yet. For more information or to…