Woodbridge, VA 22192
Woodbridge, VA 22192
PWC Parks wants to create a new road, parking lot, and facilities at the end of Doves Lane. This would create a new second park access point down a narrow, quiet gravel road surrounded by private homes. PWCS will not send a bus down Doves Lane because of the bus drivers’ concerns about the road and PWC maintains the road just twice a year due to erosion and washout. There is also no sidewalk for children to use who are forced to walk to the bus pick-up, some as far as .8 miles each way. To see what the Doves Lane road looks like https://youtu.be/zv5pT35rvcw
The current park access point does not have a gate to close the park after dark and neighboring residents consistently report paraphernalia and suspicious activity and persons at the park.
The county contends that the new access point will not create increased traffic but for a dead-end road any traffic open to the general public will be a substantial increase. Secondly, if the county believes there will be very little increased traffic, why do they believe they need a second parking lot to supplement the parking lot they already have on the paved portion of Doves?
Creating a second parking lot with water access will absolutely increase the traffic on the gravel portion of Doves Lane, which will negatively impact the current dead-end road by eliminating the privacy and security the residents currently have. Given the fact that there is no sidewalk, the neighboring 12 children who have to walk to/from the bus stop on Doves Lane will no doubt be affected by the strangers, trucks, SUVs, and trailers coming down the narrow “unpassable” gravel road.
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The next meeting of the Bradley Forest Recreation Association will be held on Saturday April 2nd at 10 a.m. The meeting will be followed by payment of dues and exchanging of 2021 keys for 2022 ones.
We will meet at the clubhouse on Smithfield Road.
Following the February storm, members John Youngblut, Ryan Bishop, and Sean Polin began clean up at the Broad Run BFRA location.
The plugged culvert coming off the road, and running under the BFRA property towards the run, has caused significant erosion of the left hand side of the boat ramp. This erosion is interfering with members ability to back their trailers into parking positions.
They also brought in 3 tons of stone to fill the eroded area. John, Ryan and Sean also unblocked the input side of the culvert with some success. A work order has been submitted to VDOT to clear the pipe.
More work is needed on this area. BFRA relies on volunteers to help complete repairs and maintenance.
A total of 22 tires were dumped at the Broad Run. Some were still on the rims. Vice President John Youngblut took 4 to the county dump and Mike Melville picked up the remaining 18 tires. We were able to drop 4 off for free. The cost to BFRA to dispose of the remaining tires was $19.50. Please do not leave tires, car parts, or trash at the Run. Clean up after yourself. We appreciate the help.
A big shout out to BFRA member Jeff Thornton who mowed the grass at the Broad Run in preparation for the Memorial Weekend.
The Bradley Forest Recreation Association met on Saturday April 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. The purpose of the meetings was to pay annual dues, exchange keys to the Run and hold officer elections. Unfortunately no one stayed longer than to get the key and pay dues. The officers will continue in the present positions until next year’s meeting.
If any member in good standing would like a copy of the 2020 Income and Expense Report contact Anne Melville via email. Use the email she used to send reminders about the meeting
One member asked what their dues are used for:
What is asked of members?
A special thank you to members Mrs. & Mrs. Lyons who conducted a clean up of the boat ramp and the back gate to pond on Smithfield road areas on Sat. 20 Mar. They also cleaned up the bridge and the approaches to the bridge. They collected 5 bags of trash, several pieces of scrap metal, construction debris, and a rusted out gasoline tank. Mr. Lyons pulled a motor cycle out of the run. At another time they picked up the 4 tires that were dumped down by the boat ramp area and took them to the dump.
Mr. Thornton has volunteered to pick up the motor cycle body at the run and dispose of it.
We will have a brief meeting on Saturday April 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the clubhouse to collect old keys and pass out new ones.
Due to the large number of keys which do not get returned, a $25 refundable key deposit will be added this year for all members and from this point forward for all new members. Each member will need to fill out and sign a new copy of the rules and the release of liability form. I will have them with me.
I will be changing the lock Saturday morning (April 27th) before the meeting. As always you may make out your check to Bradley Forest Recreation Association; we will also accept cash. Please let me know if you have an questions or concerns. Don’t forget to bring your 2018 key with you.
We will hold our annual meeting on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the club house. The lock on the Run will be changed before the meeting starts. To renew your membership bring your old key and a check made out to Bradley Forrest Recreation Association or $100 cash for the 2018 dues.
With unusually cool temperatures and a chance for rain in the forecast for April 9, we decided to postpone the Occoquan River cleanup until Saturday, April 23. We hope that those who planned to participate can come out on April 23 and help to keep the Occoquan clean. For this annual spring cleanup we’ll be working from multiple locations all along the river and reservoir. Volunteers gather trash on shore and paddlers work from canoes and kayaks to retrieve trash from the water. We partner with the PWC Parks Dept, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, and several homeowner’s associations for this event.
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For those of you who have already registered, and plan to participate on April 23, no action is necessary (there is no need to re-register for April 23).
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