The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department unveiled the new construction of Martha Walker Par during a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, October 20, 2016.

City officials and members of the community gathered for the dedication and ribbon cutting of Martha Walker Park, another example of a dream project getting done in Arlington.

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."

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Arlington Parks and Recreation held a park dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, October 20, 2016 for Martha Walker Park.

Martha Walker Park, 7509 Sharon Lee Dr., is located in southwest Arlington.

Left to right: Council Member Lana Wolff, Former Council Member Julia Burgen, Former Council Member Martha Walker & Council Member Sheri Capehart

Martha Walker Park Officially a Dream Come True in Arlington
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on October 20, 2016, October 20, 2016

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.

A special groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 17, 2015 after the project was approved by the City Council in November 2015.

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.

This project is part of the Arlington City Council's priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods.

Champion Great Neighborhoods, Martha Walker Park
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