Martha Walker Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Oct. 20
By Parks And Recreation
Posted on October 13, 2016, October 13, 2016

 Martha Walker Park

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department plans to unveil the new construction of Martha Walker Park during a park dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony set for 2 p.m. October 20.

Martha Walker Park, 7509 Sharon Lee Dr., is located in southwest Arlington. The 13-acre, heavily wooded site is now open and ready to be explored.

The park is named after Martha Walker, an instrumental part of the city's success and the first female elected to the Arlington City Council. She served on the city council from 1972 to 1982. Walker helped found the Fielder Museum, helped plan the Fourth of July celebration in 1974 to 1976 and volunteered in various church, school and Chamber of Commerce activities.

"My wish is for children of all ages to enjoy the park," Martha Walker said. "Thank you, Arlington."

The park offers new playground and fitness equipment and new hike and bike concrete trails that give patrons the opportunity to explore the wooded and open areas of the park.

"Besides several new amenities, the park offers a playground area located strategically to take advantage of the existing shade trees," Mitali Mandlekar, Park Project Manager and Landscape architect for Arlington Parks and Recreation said. "Great care was taken to protect the mature shade trees during construction. The playground area offers play equipment with integral shade canopies for two age groups, fitness equipment, picnic tables, benches and a water fountain."

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