Va. Supreme Court Rejects County on Lewinsville Park

The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused a request from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to reconsider its decision that in effect bars Marymount University's soccer and lacrosse teams from playing at Lewinsville Park in McLean The court ruled against the county in September on procedural grounds, overturning a lower court which had determined that county regulations were not violated by an arrangement between McLean Youth Soccer and Marymount University allowing the school's home soccer and lacrosse games to be played at the park. Two years ago, Marymount had agreed to share with the youth soccer group the cost of building and maintaining the field, which is the county's first public all-weather artificial turf field. In exchange, Marymount was to get playing time for its NCAA home games. The Board of Supervisors is considering changing the language of the regulations to remedy the situation and allow such public-private arrangements in the future

By Steve Fehr |  November 15, 2005; 1:55 PM ET  | Category:  Government , Parks and Recreation
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