The new plan removes a proposed zip line, rock wall and paved parking lot from “near-term consideration.” It also establishes a “Natural Resources Advisory Committee” to study some elements of the original plan prior to any implementation. Plan elements selected for further study are the signature “tree house overlook,” a small urban farm, and any removal of healthy trees.
Elements of the plan that the park authority intends to move forward with over the next few years include:
New programming and interpretive signage
Tearing down an aging performance stage and replacing it with a new stage/shelter
Renovating the Bird of Prey structure
New kiosk/signage at park entrance
New scout camping area near a fire circle in the back of the park
Historic Donaldson barn site interpretation
Adding more wood chips to trails
“We are calling this Potomac Overlook Improvement Plan Version 2.0, and I think it will please many who have shared their views with us,” said Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Executive Director Paul Gilbert.