Thursday, January 31, 2013
The park will be built on the former Kings West Swim Club site in Fairfax.
Braddock District residents and Supervisor John Cook helped break ground Wednesday at the site of the former Kings West Swim Club and the new location of Rabbit Run community park at 4803 Tapestry Dr., in Fairfax. The new park, which Cook called a "win-win-win" for Fairfax County residents, will include a new stormwater management facility in addition to the park, which will replace the clubhouse and parking lot. "It's a great day. This has been a long time coming, about eight years. This pool, in its day, was a great recreational facility before it fell on hard times. It's great to finally see some work starting on this project," said Cook in his remarks. The Kings West Swim Club closed several years ago due to declining membership. …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The three community groups will use the money for specific improvement projects in their neighborhood, such as reforesting the community property.
Three community associations from the Braddock District, which includes Burke, have won Neighborhood Enhancement awards from Fairfax County. The Country Club View Civic Association, North Springfield Civic Association, and the Woodbury Woods Community Association all received monetary awards from the county’s Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program (NEPP) to go toward their community improvement projects. According to Braddock District Supervisor John Cook’s Braddock Beacon for January 2013, the awards and amounts are as follows: The Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program is “a competitive application process to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods by supporting projects and initiatives that assist in achieving the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The open house was held at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office in Burke.
Hundreds of Annandale and Burke residents attended the 2012 Annual Taste of Braddock holiday open house Wednesday at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office. Representatives from the West Springfield District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department and Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) also attended. Students from Annandale High School worked as servers and prepared some of the dishes sampled by attendees. Several local businesses also provided food for the event including Spartan's Family Restaurant, Chili's Bar and Grill, Coyote Grill, Magill's Famous Pizza, Swiss Bakery and others. For photos, click through the gallery above.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan campaigned August 17 at West Springfield High School.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Supervisor John Cook and the Braddock District Council invite residents to the July 11 event.
Braddock District Supervisor Cook and the Braddock District Council of Community Organizations will honor the 2011-2012 Best of Braddock Award winners at the annual awards picnic on Wednesday, July 11. The event is at the Braddock District office, located in the same building as the Kings Park Library. The picnic begins at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony follows at 7 p.m. This year's Best of Braddock Award winners are: The staff of Braddock District Supervisor John Cook provided this information to Patch.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Group to approve by-laws, elect board and submit memo of intent to Fairfax County.
Braddock Dogs, a group hoping to make an off-leash dog park a reality in Burke, is scheduled to meet next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Braddock District Offices to elect a board of directors, formally approve by-laws, and submit a letter of intent to sponsor a dog park as part of the Fairfax County Park Authority's (FCPA) master plan for Monticello Park. "There needs to be an organization in place to take responsibility for the dog park before the county will build it," said Braddock Dogs organizer Russ Rosen. Rosen said at least 10 to 15 people are needed at the meeting to formalize the group, and he is asking residents interested in a dog park at Monticello Park to join him in Braddock Hall in the Braddock District Offices. Braddock Dogs …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The expansion will add 6,220 square feet of concrete skating area to the park.
Construction on the expansion of the Wakefield Skatepark, located next to the Audrey Moore RECenter in Annandale, is officially underway. The Fairfax County Park Authority broke ground earlier this month — close to a year after the design project first began. Wakefield Skatepark, the Park Authority’s first skatepark, currently offers two courses (freestyle and competition) and several different facilities, including a four-quarter pipe, grind rails and boxes, for use by skateboarders and BMX riders. An additional 6,220 square feet of concrete skating area will be added to the existing 21,500 square foot facility, and a 400 square foot shade structure will be placed in the center of the new facility, according to Judy Pedersen, public …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Three town hall meetings on the proposed FY2013 budget are scheduled in the Braddock District.
County Executive Tony Griffin presented the county's FY2013 proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors on February 28. There are currently 11 town hall meetings scheduled for community comment on the budget. Three are in the Braddock District. They are: The proposed $6.7 billion budget provides taxpayers with no new services, gives the schools less than they requested, eliminates the police cadet program, and leaves the property tax rate at $1.07 per $100 of assessed value. The average homeowner will pay nearly $34 more, however, because the mean assessed value of homes has risen.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday on the first off-leash dog park in the Braddock District area of Fairfax County.
Burke-area dog lovers have been working for more than two years to bring an off-leash dog park to the Braddock District, and a public hearing next week could bring the idea closer to reality. “An off-leash dog area allows dogs to socialize and run without being intrusive and be a problem,” said Russ Rosen, who is a member of Braddock Dogs, a group formed to promote creating an off-leash, fenced-in dog park. “It gives them an opportunity to get some exercise and be around other dogs and let people who like dogs to meet in another area.” The Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Kings Park Library to discuss the idea and take input on a draft of the Monticello Park master plan. The master …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Cook, who faced strong competition from challenger Janet Oleszek, narrowly won on Tuesday evening
Updated 3 p.m. Wednesday Republican incumbent John Cook was re-elected to his second term as Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening in what was largely considered one of the most contended races in the county. "There are independent voices in the Braddock District, and our voices are going to be heard on the Board of Supervisors,” said Cook in his victory speech at the Fairfax County Republication Committee party at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church. "This race became a referendum on if a non-Bulova person could hold office in the Braddock District. The answer is yes,” said Cook. Cook, who is focused on community empowerment and engagement and on transportation, particularly Fairfax …