Parks Get Plenty of Use; Minority Participation Lags

According to articles in today's Fairfax Extra, people use and enjoy the recreational and nature sites offered by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Authority.

A recent survey indicating a high degree of public satisfaction for the regional authority helped inform its new five year strategic plan. You can read more about that here.

Meanwhile the county authority, which also gets high marks from users, is looking for ways to attract more minorities to its sites since a recent survey indicates that minorities use them less.

So what are the hidden gems in our local parks? Add your comments here to tells us your favorites and feel free to make suggestions on how you think park officials could make improvements and broaden their appeal to more of our area's diverse populace.

By Focus on Fairfax |  November 29, 2007; 11:32 AM ET
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