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Oct
26

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade & Trunk and Treat

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade & Trunk and Treat
Date & Time: Saturday, October 30, 2:30pm
Location: Woodley Pool Parking Lot, 7421 Camp Alger Avenue

PARADE – Calling all Broyhill Park families, neighbors, kids, toddlers, babies, and pets!  Wear your Halloween costume and meet in the pool parking lot Saturday afternoon, October 30th.  The parade will set off at 2:30 with a leisurely stroll around the block to the melody of the bagpipes.  Don’t care to walk the parade route? Just come and watch the fun or bring your car and provide goodies for the Trunk & Treat (see sign-up information below). All Broyhill Park residents are welcome to come and join in on this annual event!

TRUNK & TREAT will take place after the parade.  Anyone wishing to provide treats please sign-up at this link:  https://signup.com/go/oPivNPS.  All you have to do is decorate the trunk of your car with a Halloween theme and bring candy or other items such as stickers or small toys for the children to select after the parade. 

PARADE ROUTE – From the pool parking lot, the parade will go up Camp Alger, turn right on Norfolk Lane, right on Carol Lane, right on Dye Drive, right on Camp Alger and return to the pool parking lot.

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Oct
18

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade & Trunk and Treat
Date & Time: Saturday, October 30, 2:30p
Location: Woodley Pool Parking Lot, 7421 Camp Alger Avenue

PARADE – Calling all Broyhill Park families, neighbors, kids, toddlers, babies, and pets!  Wear your Halloween costume and meet in the pool parking lot Saturday afternoon, October 30th.  The parade will set off at 2:30 with a leisurely stroll around the block to the melody of the bagpipes.  Don’t care to walk the parade route? Just come and watch the fun or bring your car and provide goodies for the Trunk & Treat (see sign-up information below). All Broyhill Park residents are welcome to come and join in on this annual event! 

TRUNK & TREAT will take place after the parade.  Anyone wishing to provide treats please sign-up at this link:  https://signup.com/go/oPivNPS.
 All you have to do is decorate the trunk of your car with a Halloween theme and bring candy or other items such as stickers or small toys for the children to select after the parade.  

URGENT! The Halloween Parade is less than 2 weeks away, and so far only 4 people have signed up to provide treats for the Trunk & Treat.  We are hoping to get at least 8 vehicles to make this a successful event, and there is room on the signup form for 20. Please signup now if you can help. Here’s the link once again: https://signup.com/go/oPivNPS.

PARADE ROUTE – From the pool park ing lot, the parade will go up Camp Alger, turn right on Norfolk Lane, right on Carol Lane, right on Dye Drive, right on Camp Alger and return to the pool parking lot.

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Oct
18

FREE TREE SEEDLINGS

The Broyhill Park Tree Committee is offering FREE magnolia tree seedlings to Broyhill Park residents for planting in your yard (limit 2 per household).  These potted trees are easy to plant, and fall is the perfect time to get them into the ground. Here’s what's available:

  1. Sweetbay magnolia (magnolia virginiana) – grows up to about 25’ and has sweetly fragrant white flowers in the spring
  2. Bigleaf magnolia (magnolia macrophylla) – grows up to about 50’ and has large, very fragrant white flowers with a red splotch in early summer. (It is not the same as the leathery-leaved southern magnolias so common in this area.)

There are also 2 honeylocust trees and one black locust still available. Each is about 3’ tall and potted.

Send a reply to this email if you’re interested and let us know which seedlings you would like.

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Oct
02

BROYHILL PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION OCTOBER EVENT

Broyhill Park Halloween Parade & Trunk and Treat
Saturday, October 30, 2:30pm
Sign-ups are now open for anyone who can bring their car and provide treats at the Broyhill Park TRUNK & TREAT that will take place immediately following the Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30.  Decorate the trunk of your car with a Halloween theme and include a bowl of Halloween treats such as candy, small toys, stickers, etc. for the children to gather after the parade.  Please signup early to help us with planning this fun event. 
Here’s the signup link:  https://signup.com/go/oPivNPS

REMINDER – Only rainwater should go down the storm drains!  Whatever is washed down the storm drains goes directly into local streams, not a treatment plant, so never dump household chemicals or motor oil down a storm drain. Used motor oil and other automotive fluids, as well as household chemical wastes, should be taken to the hazardous waste dump at the I-66 Transfer Station. Disposal there is free to County residents. 

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Sep
20

Broyhill Park - Stormwater

From:  Broyhill Park Civic Association
To:  All Broyhill Park Residents:

This flyer is being sent to all civic and homeowner associations at the request of Fairfax County's Stormwater Planning Division as part of an effort to reduce stormwater drain pollution.  Rain that falls onto hard surfaces is carried by runoff into the storm drains, which lead directly to our local streams, rivers, and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay.  Many common sources of water pollution come from residential areas.  These include swimming pool discharges, car washing and maintenance, excessive animal waste, improper yard waste disposal, unsecured garbage and trash, improper pesticide application, and improper disposal of construction materials and paint.  Please help to improve local surface water quality by working to reduce these sources of water pollution. 

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Aug
03

National Night Out Reminder

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Today 6:30-8:30pm

All Broyhill Park residents are invited to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd, starting at 6:30pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot. There will be free hot dogs and drinks for all.  Please bring a bag of chips or other snack food to share. This event is in support of our community, so mark your calendars and plan to attend!

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Jul
22

Broyhill Park Civic Association News

Upcoming event:
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 3
6:30-8:30pm

All Broyhill Park residents are invited to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd, starting at 6:30pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot. There will be free hot dogs and drinks for all.  Please bring a bag of chips or other snack food to share. This event is in support of our community, so mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Update on Petition to expand Broyhill Park's Residential Permit Parking District

We are close to having the required number signatures on the petition and have decided to extend this effort until enough signatures are collected.  We are still holding the $10 permit fee checks  from those who have paid, so please be patient a little longer.  In the meantime, if you are one of the remaining homes who have not yet been contacted, a neighbor will be going door-to-door with the petition form and asking for your support in the next few weeks.   

Civic Association Dues

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is funded solely by dues payments.  Dues are $10 per year per household.  Please pay dues for this year if you have not already done so, and thank you to those who have already paid.  You can pay online on the Broyhill Park website, or print out the dues form from the website and bring it along with your payment to National Night Out.

September Community Yard Sale & October Halloween Parade/Trunk & Treat

Seeking chairperson for either of the above fun community events. Reply to this email if interested.

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Jun
26

UPDATE on Petition to Expand Broyhill Park's Residential Permit Parking District

UPDATE on Petition to Expand Broyhill Park's Residential Permit Parking District

Several neighbors have volunteered to go door-to-door on Marc Drive and Norfolk Lane to try to get the last few required number of signatures on the petition to restrict non-resident parking.  A copy of the petition can also be printed from the the Broyhill Park website, www.broyhillpark.org – see “RPPD petition” on the right side of the home page.  Print the page that has your address, put your name, date and signature next to your address line, and mail or drop off at 3304 Dye Drive in Broyhill Park (do NOT mail to the county address shown on the petition – they will just mail it back to us). 

We need a volunteer from the block of Carol Lane between Kenney & Parkwood to ask the remaining 3 neighbors on that block to sign.  Anyone wishing to volunteer, please reply to this email. 

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May
11

Plant exchange leftovers

The following plants are left from last Saturday’s Triangle Clean-Up and Plant Exchange:

15 New Jersey Tea shrubs – white flowers, good pollinator plant, stays small
10 Better Boy tomato plants
1 Rutgers tomato plant
1 Goliath Italian tomato plant

These are FREE to Broyhill Park residents (2 per household).  Send a reply to this email stating which items you're interested in. 
Items will be distributed in the order that replies are received.

The Broyhill Park Tree Committee has these potted trees available:

2 honeylocust trees (thornless, grows medium-tall)
1 black locust tree (thorny, grows medium-tall)
1 sweet bay magnolia (grows about 25’ tall, semi-evergreen)
2 bigleaf magnolias (grows medium-tall, loses leaves in winter)

These are FREE to Broyhill Park residents (1 per household).  Send a reply to this email if interested.

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Apr
24

Broyhill Park TRIANGLE CLEAN-UP and PLANT EXCHANGE

All Broyhill Park neighbors are invited to the following event:

Broyhill Park TRIANGLE CLEAN-UP and PLANT EXCHANGE

Saturday, May 1

2:00-4:00pm

Meet at the Triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street starting at 2:00pm. 

For the Triangle Clean-Up:  Bring shovels and other gardening tools to help enlarge the butterfly garden, pull weeds from the flower beds, and pick up litter. 

For the Plant Exchange: Bring some divided perennials, rooted cuttings, or seedlings, and exchange them on a one-for-one basis to get something new for your garden.

Special Seedling Giveaway – Fairfax ReLeaf is providing 30 New Jersey Tea seedlings. These will be free to Broyhill Park residents (maximum 2 per home) given on a first-come, first-served basis. New Jersey Tea is a small flowering shrub that is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

RPPD Expansion

A petition to expand Broyhill Park’s Residential Permit Parking District was delivered to 66 homes* in late March.  So far only 10 people have signed and sent back their petitions along with the $10 permit fee.  We need significantly more than this in order to be granted the expansion (see details on the petition).  If anyone needs a replacement petition, or would be willing to go door-to-door in pairs or with a Civic Association Board member to get signatures, please reply back to this email.  Although we have one year in which to collect the required number of signatures, this effort will be discontinued (and checks returned to those who sent them) if not enough support is received by the end of June.

*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

Chairpeople Needed! We’re looking for a few community-minded individuals to organize and chair the next few Civic Association events. These events are National Night Out on August 3rd, a Community Yard Sale in September, and the Halloween Parade in October.  Records from previous years are on file, so all you have to do is follow the pattern while adding your own fresh ideas and special touches.  Reply to this email if you can agree to do any of these fun events.

Civic Association Dues – Don’t forget to pay your Civic Association dues for 2021. Dues are $10 per household per year and are used to fund Civic Association events.  To pay dues, mail a check payable to Broyhill Park Civic Association to Dues Coordinator, 7317 Camp Alger Avenue, Broyhill Park 22042; or bring a check to the Triangle Clean-up; or use the Paypal link at www.broyhillpark.org.  Thank you to all residents who have paid their dues so far this year. 

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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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