Planning & Development

We support the department through facility planning and design, proffer management, recreational trail development, and project management activities by:

  • Providing site-specific analysis and design for the improvement of PRCS facilities, including short and long-range planning, proffer management, trail development and construction, and project management.
  • Enhancing and maintaining parks, trails, and facilities with the Capital Asset Preservation Program (CAPP).
  • Deliver technical assistance and oversight for the Department by reviewing land development applications for recreational opportunities and other departmental facilities identified in the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA). 
  • Manage various projects related to parks, trails, and facilities, including donated enhancements and amenities.

The Project Management Lifecycle

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Projects in Design are in the feasibility or planning stage.
Projects in Construction are in the implementation or completion stage.

PRCS works closely with the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) on various Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Facilities Projects. Additional project information is available on the DTCI Projects, Studies & Plans page.

Our design standards and construction specifications can be found in the Construction Design Standards Manual (PDF) - Revised 2014

  1. Park Projects
  2. Countywide Linear Parks & Trails System
  3. Trail Projects
  4. Facility Projects

Loudoun County has a total of 49 manned and unmanned parks open to the public.  The permanent presence of on-site staff during business hours indicates whether a park is manned or unmanned.  Park facilities are disbursed throughout the County and are classified (largest to smallest) as Regional, District, Community, and Neighborhood-based on acreage.