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Posted on: August 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] NOVA Parks Releases 2023-2027 Strategic Plan


NOVA Parks has released a Strategic Plan with priorities that follow their values of conservation and entrepreneurship. 

This comprehensive vision includes:

  • Plant over 50,000 trees creating new areas of forest
  • Create or improve trails with a focus on sustainability and an investment of over $6 million
  • Create a W&OD Visitor Center
  • Create a new wetland park for environmental education and sustainability
  • Invest in electric vehicles and mowers, and take other steps to lower carbon footprint
  • Add five new parkland properties, and manage existing parkland to better sequester carbon
  • Expand cultural events and festivals
  • Lead effort to commemorate the Declaration of Independence with interpretive efforts focused on liberty, justice, and freedom
  • Expand partnerships with community groups
  • Grow entrepreneurial revenues to support park improvements
  • Create a team and programs that are reflective of our changing and diverse community

The regional park authority, NOVA Parks, maintains parks in Loudoun County and five other jurisdictions: the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax. 

Learn more at the NOVA Parks website and see the NOVA Parks 2023-2027 Strategic Plan (PDF) to read more about the organization's goals and objectives.


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