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Mar
31

BROYHILL PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 3 - 10:30am

Location: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Broyhill Park

All Broyhill Park neighbors are invited to the Broyhill Park annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 3, starting at 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Church.  Bring a basket and go on the hunt for candy and prize filled eggs that will be scattered across the church grounds.  Kids of all ages welcome!  Open to all Broyhill Park residents. 

 Stream Clean-Up – Saturday, April 10 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Keep our neighborhood park clean! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 10, to help clean litter from the Broyhill Park stream and greenway that runs between Nealon & Dye Drives.  Meet at 10:00 at the park entrance on Camp Alger Avenue.  Wear work gloves and gear suitable for walking through brush and mud.  All Broyhill Park residents are welcome to participate – whatever amount of time you can give will be appreciated.  This event is coordinated with the Fairfax County Park Authority, which will provide trash bags and trash pickup afterwards.  Any youth groups participating can have community service hours signed off on, too. Refreshments will be provided.

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Mar
29

Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD)

Attention Broyhill Park Residents:

If you live at any of the addresses shown below you will receive a petition form attached to the March issue of the Broyhill Park Newsletter to expand our Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD) and help cut down on non-resident parking.  We need 60% of the petitions to be signed and returned and more than 50% from each side of each block, plus a $10  permit fee per home, in order to get the RPPD expansion. Instructions on where to send are included with the petition. Please sign and return your petition as soon as possible. If we don't get the required number of signatures, all permit fee checks will be returned. Send a reply to this message if you have any questions.

Marc Drive: 7314, 7315, 7316, 7318, 7320, 7321, 7322, 7323, 7327, 7328, 7329, 7331, 7332, 7334, 7336, 7400, 7401, 7402, 7403, 7404, 7405, 7406, 7407, 7408, 7409, 7410, 7411, 7412, 7414, 7415

Norfolk Lane: 3151, 3152, 3155, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3166

Parkwood Terrace: 3155 & 3157

Carol Lane: 7306, 7307, 7308, 7309, 7401, 7404, 7405, 7409, 7410, 7411, 7412, 7414, 7416, 7418

Kenney Drive: 3151, 3153, 3154, 3155, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159

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Mar
16

Proposed ordinance changes

TO:  All Broyhill Park Residents

RE: Zoning Modernization (zMod)

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association as forwarded from the Mason District Council of Community Associations

Over 70 speakers testified at the March 9th public hearing held by the Board of Supervisors on the county’s new draft zoning ordinance (“zMod”), which contains controversial proposed changes that loosen regulations on accessory apartments in single-family detached homes (ALUs), Home-Based Businesses (HBBs) and outdoor Accessory Structures. The vast majority of speakers opposed the proposed changes because of concerns over negative impacts on neighborhoods (unplanned density, commercialization).

The Board of Supervisors did not ask one question related to ALUs or HBBs at the public hearing. They have deferred their decision until March 23. Here is the video of the hearing beginning at 3 hr 40 min 25 seconds  http://video.fairfaxcounty.gov/player/clip/2019?view_id=7&redirect=true.  Listen to the interesting observation by Supervisor Herrity at 8 hr 32 min 20 secs.

Broyhill Park Residents are urged to send your concerns about these changes to the Board of Supervisors. You have until early on March 23, the date of the next BoS meeting. Send emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line "zMOD.”

Please visit the MDC website and the Act4Fairfax website to read concerns being expressed by numerous neighborhood and community associations about the proposed ordinance changes

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Mar
08

Zoning Modernization

Attention Broyhill Park Residents:

The Mason District Council of Community Associations has compiled a summary of sections of the County’s proposed Zoning Modernization project that would affect single-family neighborhoods such as ours, along with suggested community responses. The Broyhill Park Civic Association urges residents who are concerned about the proposed zoning changes to read the summary (see below) and send a short letter stating your concerns to the Board of Supervisors before the March 9 BoS meeting.  Send letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ACCESSORY LIVING UNITS (INTERIOR ALUs)

Concerns:

  • Double density development of neighborhoods overwhelming infrastructure
  • Second kitchens would encourage conversion into boarding houses

Current regulations

  • Maximum of 2 people, home must be owner occupied
  • One unit must be occupied by person with disability or age 55+
  • Special permit required
  • Owner must allow county inspection upon prior notice

zMOD proposal:

  • Maximum of 2 people, dwelling must be owner occupied (same as above)
  • Drop the disability/age requirement
  • Drop special permit requirement (require only administrative permit)
  • Drop county inspection requirement

Proposed Community Response to Interior ALU changes:

  • Retain all current requirements 

HOME-BASED BUSINESSES 

Concerns

  • Commercialization of neighborhoods including pedestrian & vehicular traffic, relentless noise and activity, privacy, accessory structures on the fence line, light and air pollution, clutter/trash, business signs on front lawn

Current Regulations

  • Home-Based Businesses allowed by current regulations are very limited

zMOD Proposal:

  • All home businesses would be allowed by administrative permit only
  • Extremely broad range of businesses would be allowed, including retail sales of anything legal to sell in virginia (sales and delivery offsite or online only), manufacture anything legal to make (sales and delivery offsite or online only), any business arguably related to health and exercise (e.g., massage), no business is listed as not allowed
  • Optional range of customers: 4 at a time/8 per day, 2 at a time/6 per day, and none (NOTE: Limits on customers are not enforceable)
  • No requirement for county inspections
  • No limitation on equipment used by the business 

Proposed Community Response to Home-Based Business changes

  • BoS should require a special permit for any HBB that has on-site customers
  • BoS should limit the range of businesses allowed to preclude those obviously incompatible with homes and neighborhoods
  • BoS should retain the current county inspection requirement
  • BoS should place a limit on the equipment and materials that can be used by home businesses

ENCLOSED FREESTANDING ACCESSORY STRUCTURES (DETACHED GARAGES, WORKSHOPS, SHEDS)

Concerns:

  • Accessory structures crowding the property line
  • Issues with noise, privacy, and relentless activity

Current regulations: One structure limited in area to 200 sq ft.  If less than 8-1/2 ft. tall may be constructed on property line, may occupy 30% of rear setback and 100% of side setbacks. No permit required

zMODproposal:

  • Any number of structures with floor area up to 50% of the main house floor area
  • If less than 12 ft. tall, may be as close as 5 ft. to property line
  • No permit except standard building permit (required when floor area exceeds 225 sq ft.)

Proposed Community Response

  • BoS should limit enclosed freestanding accessory structures allowed without permits to one structure not exceeding 200 sq ft in area, the current limit.
  • BoS should allow additional structures and increased floor area by special permit only
  • BoS should not adopt the zMOD proposal to allow structures up to 12 ft tall to be constructed as close to the property line as 5 ft.
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Feb
20

Broyhill Park Zoning

To All Broyhill Park Residents:

The Act 4 Fairfax Network*, an organization of Fairfax County residents advocating for transparency in county government, has prepared a survey to determine how much awareness there is of proposed major changes to the county’s zoning code.  Broyhill Park residents can take the survey at this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFXZMOD

*Website: https://www.act4fairfax.net/

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Feb
15

Easter Egg Hunt survey

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is taking a poll of residents to see how much interest there is in resuming the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Please answer by reply email to the following question Yes or No.

1) Would you be comfortable bringing your children to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt this spring?

Comments or Suggestions can be submitted by reply email as well.

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Jan
27

Woodley Pool Membership

Woodley Pool is open for Summer 2021 Memberships on February 1st!
Memberships are open for returning and new members, currently without a waiting list. Memberships are available for individuals and households up to 8 people with discounts for Shareholders, Seniors and for registering before April 30th. 

Woodley has a full-size outdoor swimming pool, two diving boards, spacious baby pool, a covered pavilion and plenty of tables and chairs on our 4-acre facility. Visit our website to learn more and sign up at www.woodleypool.org. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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Dec
20

Unattended fire pit in Luria Park

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All neighbors are reminded to please be careful about putting out fires in the park when you leave.  This fire was lit Sunday evening in the fire pit at Luria Park and was then left unattended to burn out on its own.  A nearby resident noticed it and contacted the Raymondale Civic Association, who took care of extinguishing the fire and has requested that residents of both neighborhoods be notified of this incident.

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Nov
03

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association

Thank you to all Broyhill Park residents for support of the Civic Association. If you have not yet paid your 2020 dues and would like to pay before the end of the year, we’ve setup a link on the website to pay through Paypal. The link is also shown below. The final newsletter for 2020 was distributed in early October.  If you missed the newsletter, you can find it on the website (broyhillpark.org) under Neighborhood Info, or directly by clicking here. This year’s social activities concluded with the Halloween Parade on October 24. We hope to be able to resume our normal schedule of meetings and events next year, but that remains to be seen.  In the meantime if anyone has any questions or neighborhood issues that need to be addressed, please send by reply email or contact the Board through the website. 

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Oct
22

Broyhill Park Civic Association’s annual HALLOWEEN PARADE

REMINDER - Broyhill Park Civic Association’s annual HALLOWEEN PARADE is coming up this Saturday!
Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 10:30am
Location: Woodley Pool Parking Lot, 7421 Camp Alger Avenue
Parade - Put on your Halloween costume and come and march in the parade!  The parade will begin promptly at 10:30 and will proceed from Camp Alger Avenue, up Norfolk Lane, across Carol Lane, and down Dye Drive.  Afterwards, enjoy picture-taking and buy-your-own ice cream from Frozen Dairy Bar's ice cream truck that will be on-site.  We will also have candy treat bags laid out on a table for the kids to take one at a time.

All Broyhill Park kids, families, neighbors, and pets are invited! Come and march in the parade, or just come and watch the fun, mingle with neighbors, and listen to the bagpipe player who will be leading the parade. All Broyhill Park residents welcome!

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Oct
06

FINAL REMINDER!

Broyhill Park's NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS TONIGHT (Tuesday, Oct. 6) from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot (7421 Camp Alger Avenue)

All residents are invited to Broyhill Park’s National Night Out ice cream social and informal neighborhood gathering in support of our community!  Come and visit with neighbors and local police officers, who will drop in for a visit as their schedule permits. Frozen Dairy Bar will be on site to provide their famous ice cream custard at this event so the whole family can come and enjoy dessert. See attached menu for pricing and options.

All Broyhill Park residents welcome!

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Oct
02

Broyhill Park Upcoming Social Events

The Broyhill Park Civic Association invites all Broyhill Park residents to the following October social events:

National Night Out Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, October 6, from 6-7pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot
You're invited to Broyhill Park’s National Night Out ice cream social and informal neighborhood gathering in support of our community!  Come and visit with neighbors and local police officers, who will drop in for a visit as their schedule permits. Frozen Dairy Bar will be on site to provide their famous ice cream custard at this event so the whole family can come and enjoy dessert ($5/cup or cone). All Broyhill Park residents welcome!

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 24, meet at 10:15am in the Woodley Pool parking lot
All Broyhill Park kids, families, neighbors, and pets are invited! Come and march in the parade, or just come and watch the fun and afterward enjoy a frozen custard treat from Frozen Dairy Bar ($5/cup or cone).  All Broyhill Park residents welcome!
If anyone would like to put together treat bags for the kids, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Aug
25

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association

To all Broyhill Park Residents:

Please take a moment to complete a 2-question survey by following this link that will help us in planning Civic Association events for the fall season: https://forms.gle/DremTyL4u3p5Ucog9

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Jul
01

REMINDER - BROYHILL PARK FOOD TRUCK EVENT FRIDAY JULY 3

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REMINDER - BROYHILL PARK FOOD TRUCK EVENT FRIDAY JULY 3 

Start off the holiday weekend with Broyhill Park’s second Food Truck event coming up this Friday! 

Date: Friday July 3
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Alan Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue (front of building)

Pre-Orders will begin after 8:00pm the evening of July 2.  Select from cheesesteak, chicken & cheese, veggie & cheese (these can be ordered as either subs or salads), french fries, water, soda, or a kids’ meal of chicken tenders & fries.  “Broyhill Park Civic Association” will appear on the checkout, so there’s no need to enter a location or date. Link to pre-order: www.dcsteakholdersmobile.com. You can also order directly from the food truck. 

The ice cream truck will be on-site orders only, with a choice of vanilla or chocolate frozen custard in cones or cups.

Plan to stay a while - bring chairs and eat there or tailgate from the back of your vehicle (or just pickup and take home).

Everyone welcome!

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Jun
24

Broyhill Park Food Truck Friday July 3

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Broyhill Park July Food Truck Event
Date: Friday, July 3
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Alan Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue

Attention All Broyhill Park Residents: Mark your calendar and plan to attend Broyhill Park’s second Food Truck Friday coming up next week on Friday, July 3rd. This will be a great way to kick off the holiday weekend. We’ve booked the popular DC Steakholders sandwich truck and the DC Steakholders ice cream truck, so there will be dinner and dessert all in one convenient spot!

The trucks will be parked IN FRONT of the Leis Center. Everyone is welcome to bring chairs to eat on-site or tailgate from the back of your vehicle, or just pickup and take home.

DC Steakholders Pre-Order Instructions:
Pre-orders will begin after 8:00pm the evening of July 2. Do not order earlier, as we will not be in the system until 8:00pm. Broyhill Park Civic Association will automatically come up on the checkout form, so there’s no need to enter a location or date. Here’s the link to pre-order: www.dcsteakholdersmobile.com. You can also order on-site directly from the truck.
Food Truck Menu: Cheesesteak, chicken & cheese, veggie & cheese (these can be ordered as either subs or salads), french fries, water, soda, and a kids’ meal of chicken tenders & fries.

DC Steakholders Ice Cream Truck: On-site orders only.
Ice Cream Truck Menu: Vanilla or chocolate frozen custard, large $5, small $4. Toppings extra (sprinkles, skittles, oreos, marshmallows).

If it rains and you’ve pre-ordered, plan to come to the Leis Center to pickup your order and take it home. The ice cream truck will be canceled in the event of a prolonged heavy rainstorm during the 5:30-7:00 time period

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Jun
23

Online Community Meeting

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Graham Park Plaza
Online Community Meeting
June 29

Broyhill Park residents are invited to join an online community meeting on Monday, June 29, at 6:30pm to hear the latest updates on the Graham Park Plaza redevelopment project. The meeting will be convened via Zoom, details below.  

The meeting will begin with a presentation on the status of Graham Park Plaza by EYA Associates, followed by a live panel discussion moderated by neighborhood community leaders. Participants will be able to send in questions during the meeting via the text chat function. The session will be recorded and a link sent out afterwards for those who cannot attend. Questions about Graham Park Plaza may also be sent in ahead of time by replying to this email message.

TO JOIN THE WEBINAR, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/94868556045
Or iPhone one-tap :  US: +19292056099,,94868556045#  or +13126266799,,94868556045#
Or Telephone:  Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 948 6855 6045

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Jun
10

REMINDER – Broyhill Park’s “FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY” PARTY

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REMINDER – Broyhill Park’s “FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY” PARTY
Friday, June 12th
5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Alan Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue
Parking:  Park at back of building leaving an empty parking space between each vehicle 

FOOD ORDERING INFO

1) Fava Pot – Pre-order and pre-pay online only. Fava Pot will accept online orders beginning Thursday June 11th at 10:00am. Cut-off time is Friday at 3:00pm.  Any orders received after 3 o’clock on Friday will not be included in the group delivery. Fava Pot will not have on-site ordering. Go to https://www.favapot.com/, select "Order Online", scroll down to the Lee Highway location and click on "Pickup." Choose from the menu, go to cart and checkout.  Be sure to put “Broyhill Park Civic Association” in the Special Requests block.

2) The Big Cheese - Pre-order and pre-pay online beginning Thursday June 11th,  or order & pay at the Big Cheese Food Truck on-site.

Go to https://bigcheesetruck.square.site/, select "Order Now," place your order, go to checkout and schedule your pickup time for 06/12/20 at 5:30pm. 

Neighborhood Gathering – The Party
Pre-order from Fava Pot or The Big Cheese, or order on-site (Big Cheese Truck only). Feel free to bring your own food if you prefer. Or just pickup and take home.
Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on

  • Bring a trash bag to clean up
  • Bring a face mask, just in case it’s needed
  • Bring something for the kids to do – sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss, hula hoop, etc.
  • Bring some fun music so the kids can play freeze dance (this can be done 6 ft apart).

Other Information

  • There will not be a rain date.  If it rains and you ordered food, plan on still coming down to the Leis Center and picking it up. 
  • Families can setup their chairs in the parking spaces at the back of building, skipping a space between each family

We hope to see everyone there!

 

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Jun
04

FCHS Graduating Seniors Parade

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Attention Broyhill Park residents:

The graduating seniors from Falls Church High School are planning to have a car parade tomorrow (Friday, June 5) starting at 7:00pm.  They will be driving the Jaguar 5K route through Broyhill Park and Raymondale in celebration of their graduation this week.  Please come out to your front yard and cheer on the graduating seniors as they drive by.

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Jun
04

Food Truck Friday

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An Invitation from the Broyhill Park Civic Association
Attention All Broyhill Park Neighbors:
You’re invited to a Neighborhood “Food Truck Friday “
When:  Friday, June 12th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where:  Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue (parking lot at back of building – park in front or along the side and walk to the back)

Details:

  • We will have 2 food trucks you can order from (information below). Feel free to bring your own food if you prefer.
  • Bring a trash bag to clean up your own trash
  • Bring a face mask, just in case it’s needed
  • Kids: Bring something to do – suggestions include sidewalk chalk, bubble blowing, bean bag toss, games, etc.
  • Also – bring some fun music & kids can play freeze dance (this can be done 6 ft apart).
  • Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on

Important Information:

     -  We are asking that everyone bring a mask in case there is a situation where you are closer than 6 ft. 
     -  There will not be a rain date.  If it rains and you have ordered food, please plan on still coming down to the Leis Center and picking it up. 
     -  There will be spaces marked with chalk 6 ft apart for each family to set up. We ask that you stay in that space until another space opens up to move to.  

FOOD ORDERING INFO:
1) Fava Pot – Pre-order and pre-pay only. Go to https://www.favapot.com/, select "Order Online", scroll down to the Lee Highway location and click on "Pickup." Choose from the menu, go to cart and checkout, and then be sure to put "Alan Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Avenue, Falls Church VA - June 12" in the Special Requests block. They will deliver via catering vehicle and will not have on-site ordering.

2) The Big Cheese - Go to https://bigcheesetruck.square.site/, select "Order Now," place your order, go to checkout and schedule your pickup time for 06/12/20 at 5:30 pm.  Pre-order, pre-pay starting June 11th or order & pay at the Big Cheese Food Truck on-site.

Hope to see everyone there!

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May
19

Message from Broyhill Park Civic Association

Attention Broyhill Park neighbors:

Sometime between 7:30pm on 5/18/20 and 9:00am on 5/19/20, a 2019 Honda CR-V Touring SUV was stolen from a Raymondale residence. The SUV has a white exterior and black interior and was parked on Dye Drive at the corner of Dye & Brad Street.

According to reports/chats and forums, there was a 4-5 person crew checking for open cars that worked its way through western Westlawn and into the Broyhill Park/Raymondale around 4:00-5:00am today (Tuesday 5/19). 

Anyone having a video camera in the area of Brad Street, Dye Drive, Camp Alger Avenue, Brandy Court, or St. James Place that might possibly have recordings of this crew checking cars and/or suspicious traffic in the early hours Tuesday morning, please contact Fairfax County Police, Major Crimes, Vehicle Theft at 703-246-7800.

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