Briar Patch Park, normally alive with activity from sunrise to sunset, is closed for repairs.
According to a release from Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the park closed Oct. 9. It is scheduled to reopen in late February or March.
According to Sterling District Supervisor Koran T. Saines, the park is getting a major facelift.
“Given the extent of the project, county staff determined it would be better to complete it all at once, necessitating the closure,” Saines wrote in a newsletter to his constituents. “These changes will complete work that began a couple years ago to update the park. At the end of this project the park will be better and more enjoyable for Sterling children and families.”
Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park is on Sterling Bouelvard, about two blocks from Route 7. It is adjancent to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Eastern Station.
The extensive construction project includes milling and resurfacing tennis and basketball courts, trails and the parking lot; replacing a retaining wall and fencing replacin;g a playground and surrounding surfaces; repairing drainage and enhancing access areas.