Dec
26

Message from Broyhill Park Civic Association

We have been asked by Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (https://novasafestreets.org/ffxfss/) to circulate a petition to our neighborhood in regard to pedestrian safety. This is in light of a recent pedestrian fatality in the Bailey’s Crossroads area, as well as there being over 30 pedestrians killed by cars in Fairfax County this year.  While the petition focuses on the Bailey’s incident, it is an opportunity to bring the pedestrian safety issue to the attention of Fairfax County leadership.  If you would like to sign the petition, the link is here: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-lesly-diaz-bonilla-street-safety-in-bailey-s-crossroads-culmore.

PLEASE NOTE: Signing a Change.org petition will result in multiple daily emails from Change.org with other petitions. You will have to unsubscribe from Change.org to stop these emails.

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Dec
08

Broyhill Park-ing reimagined

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association:

Fairfax County is proposing a “Parking Reimagined” amendment to Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance, which will reduce Minimum Parking Requirements (MPRs) throughout the County.

This amendment will allow a by right 20% reduction in Minimum Parking Requirements for both new and renovated apartment buildings and commercial businesses. Although the reasoning behind this is to encourage use of public transportation, the County does not have adequate transportation infrastructure in place for residents to use in place of their vehicles. There are already problems with overflow parking on residential streets and a lack of County enforcement of existing parking requirements.  If the amendment is approved, any new commercial or multifamily development could be built with 20% less required parking. In addition, the amendment does not provide for additional green space and tree canopy to make up for the larger footprint of the buildings that will result.

If you have concerns about the proposed “Parking Reimagined” amendment, send an email to the Board of Supervisors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let them know that you oppose any reduction in Minimum Parking Requirements, and if the amendment does go through, that it include a requirement for additional green space and tree canopy in proportion to the percentage decrease in parking. Please ask the clerk to distribute your email to all Supervisors.

More information:
The Parking Reimagined initiative is entering its final phases.  You can find the latest ordinance language under Draft Zoning Ordinance Article 6 Revisions at this link:  Parking Reimagined | Planning Development (fairfaxcounty.gov).

There will be two project open house meetings in January scheduled for Thursday, January 5, and Thursday, January 12.  Each will be virtual starting at 7:00 PM.  The link for the meetings will be on the Fairfax County Parking Reimagined website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/zoning-ordinance/parking-reimagined.

The County hopes to present the amendment to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors toward the end of February or beginning of March 2023.  They have not set a specific date yet.

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Nov
02

Halloween decorating contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of Broyhill Park’s first Halloween Decorating Contest!

1st place went to the Kaplan family at 3215 Dye Drive for their display of skeletons playing baseball.

2nd place went to the Cramer family at 3152 Norfolk Lane for their Halloween display featuring 3 witches around a very lifelike burning cauldron.

3rd place went to Alejandrina Bachelor at 7019 Kenfig Place for her attractive display of pumpkins and various Halloween figurines and décor along the front steps.

Honorable mention goes to the Marin family at 7208 Normandy Lane for their intriguing layout of skulls and scary Halloween figures.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners received Giant Food gift cards. Thank you to all Broyhill Park residents who decorated for Halloween. The judges drove through the entire neighborhood and looked at all displays before deciding on the winners. Judges were John Koutze, Millie Kaplan (no relation to the 1st place winner), Joan Ryan, and Carol Ofiesh. Special thanks to Kathy Koutze for use of her vehicle, and to Patricia Herrity for making the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place signs. 

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Oct
24

Broyhill Park Halloween

All Broyhill Park residents are welcome to participate in our upcoming Halloween events:

The Broyhill Park Civic Association’s annual HALLOWEEN PARADE and TRUNK & TREAT is coming up this Saturday!

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 3:00
Location: Woodley Pool Parking Lot, 7421 Camp Alger Avenue 

ParadeCalling all Broyhill Park families, neighbors, kids, and pets: Put on your Halloween costume and come and march in the parade!  The parade will begin at 3:00 and will go up Norfolk Lane, across Carol Lane, and down Dye Drive. If you live along the parade route, be sure to come out to cheer us on and hear the bagpipe player who will be leading the parade. Afterwards, the kids can search for Halloween treats in the parking lot.

Trunk or TreatDecorate your trunk for Halloween and give out treats (candy, snacks, small toys, etc.) to the kids after the parade. Park before 3:00 in the Woodley Pool parking lot. Register for the Trunk & Treat here: https://signup.com/go/WhRqAOb 
So far only 7 of 20 slots are filled. If you can provide treats for the trunk and treat, please signup now. This is a fun activity for empty-nesters, too.

Halloween Decorating Contest – Broyhill Park’s first ever HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST is coming up Monday, October 31st.
Decorate your front yard with a Halloween theme. Displays will be judged early Halloween evening, October 31. First, second, and third place winners will receive a Giant Food gift card.  NOTE: We are in need of one more judge.  Please reply to this message if you can help judge the contest.

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Oct
05

Broyhill Park Civic Association updates

Broyhill Park Civic Association updates 

RPPD:  If you live within Broyhill Park’s school RPPD (Residential Parking Permit District #28) and your permits expire October 31, you will automatically receive renewal permits by mail before the end of the month. If you’re new to the neighborhood and live within the RPPD, vehicle permits can be obtained at this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/parking/rppd-apply 

Halloween Parade Trunk & Treat:  So far only 2 people have signed up to provide treats for the Broyhill Park Halloween Parade Trunk & Treat on October 29.  Please consider helping with this community activity.  All you have to do is bring Halloween candy or other treats, park for an hour or so during the Trunk & Treat, then sit back and watch the fun. Here’s the link to sign-up:  https://signup.com/go/WhRqAOb

Halloween Decorating Contest:  JUDGES ARE NEEDED for the Halloween Decorating Contest!  We’ve got one judge and are in need of 2 more.  All that’s needed is an hour or your time on the evening of October 31 to be driven through the neighborhood by our Head Judge to evaluate the displays. If you’d like to judge, send a reply to this email message. 

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Aug
01

REMINDER NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY AUGUST 2

Starting at 6:30 in the Woodley Pool Parking Lot
Attention Broyhill Park Residents: You are cordially invited to attend National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot. Come and show support for our community, and talk with neighbors and local police officers about issues of common concern. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Broyhill Park and Raymondale civic associations. Attendees are asked to please bring a large bag of chips or other snack food to share.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend this annual neighborhood gathering!

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Jul
23

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TUESDAY AUGUST 2

NNO Land Park Website

Attention Broyhill Park Residents: You are cordially invited to attend National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Woodley Pool parking lot. Come and show support for our community, and talk with neighbors and local police officers about issues of common concern. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Broyhill Park and Raymondale civic associations. Attendees are asked to please bring a large bag of chips or other snack food to share. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this annual neighborhood gathering!

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Jun
14

Broyhill Park Tree Committee

Broyhill Park Tree Committee has several varieties of potted trees available FREE to Broyhill Park residents for planting in their yard. 

Picture #1 left to right – 1 Black Locust, 2 Honeylocusts, 4 yr. saplings.  Lacy foliage provides light shade and will not need to be raked.  Honeylocusts make good street trees, as well.

Picture #2 – Sweetbay Magnolia, 3 yr. seedlings, blooms in spring, extremely fragrant flowers, should start blooming in 5 to 6 years

Picture #3 – Bigleaf Magnolia, 3 yr. seedlings, large fragrant blossoms in summer, should start blooming in 8 to 9 years.  This is NOT the leathery leaved southern magnolia that gets too big for most suburban yards.

Please reply back if you would like any of these.  Limit 2 per household, must be a Broyhill Park resident to qualify. 

IMPORTANT: Planting at this time of year means that these trees MUST be watered regularly throughout the summer.   

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May
04

Broyhill Park Triangle Clean-Up and Plant Exchange, Saturday May 7, 2022, 2:00–4:00 pm

All Broyhill Park neighbors are invited to the annual Triangle Clean-Up and Plant Exchange this Saturday, May 7, starting at 2:00pm. Meet at the grassy triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street starting at 2:00 or any time you can come between 2-4pm. We need help digging the butterfly garden to remove grass & weeds, trimming, cutting any vines that are growing up trees, planting, and litter pickup.  If anyone can spare some divisions of native pollinator plants from your own garden, please bring them to add to the triangle. No daylilies or hostas please, but these are fine for the plant exchange (see below).  Also be sure to bring your own shovel/trowel/loppers/pruners or other gardening implements.

For the Plant Exchange: This is a great way to get something new for your garden and it’s free!  Just bring any kind of easily divided perennials, rooted cuttings, seedlings, or houseplants, and exchange them with others on a one-for-one basis.

"RAIN DATE will be Sunday May 8 at 2:00pm."

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Apr
26

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association

The Mason District Council of Community Associations has requested that its member civic and homeowner associations distribute to residents the following information regarding proposed changes to land use policies near Dulles Airport:

Dulles Noise Policy - PA 2020-CW-3CP

Fairfax County is proposing to amend a long-standing policy limiting residential development close by Dulles airport.  In the past county land use policy discouraged residential development near the airport for two reasons: First, to protect residents from moving into areas of loud aircraft noise that are unavoidable at Dulles, and second, to protect the airport from dealing with a deluge of noise complaints from frustrated residents who moved into noisy areas.  Large hub airports and residential neighborhoods are not compatible. They should be kept separated, and, for the past 60 years Dulles has been in operation, county land use policy largely has kept them apart.

However, the last Board of Supervisors rescinded and the current Board is rescinding policies protecting residents and the airport. Two papers with background information are available online at https://holmesrun.org/2022/04/01/westfields-issues/ .  Of the two papers, the paper identified as Paper Two is the better introduction to the situation.  Paper One will be interesting to some but perhaps not all. 

Dulles began operation 60 years ago on a green field away from towns and residential developments.  The objective was to avoid exposing residents to highly annoying aircraft noise, which is unavoidable near airports.  It was intended that county land use policies would assure that new residential developments did not later encroach upon the airport.  Aircraft noise, like the noise many experience near Washington National today, can be traumatic for residents, and it can damage airports when residents sensibly petition their local jurisdictions for relief.  Complaints create political pressure that can cause an airport to limit operations and plans for growth.  Washington National, surrounded by residential uses, can generate 76,000 noise complaints in a single year. Dulles, today largely protected from such uses, is the source of perhaps 2,000 complaints in a year, a manageable number.  Current county policy discourages residential and other noise-sensitive development anywhere inside the 60 DNL noise contour surrounding the airport.

An illustration of Dulles noise contours is provided here: https://holmesrun.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/dulles_noise_contours_1pg.pdf

Development inside the 60 DNL contour now is principally office and industrial, including an 1100 acre failed/failing office park, Westfields.  In May 2019, the previous Board adopted an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that recommended mixed use development of the Westfields area, including up to 5500 dwelling units and 600,000 sq ft of retail.  Departing from the policy that has protected Dulles so well for so long, the amendment also allowed residential development inside the 60 DNL contour.  The Board has since authorized subject plan amendment (PA 2020-CW-3CP) that would allow residential development everywhere inside the 60 DNL contour, not only in the Westfields area.  Residential would not be allowed inside 65 DNL.

The Board’s campaign is not only bold, it’s also reckless.  The Board engaged a consultant for advice on these matters and then ignored his recommendations.  They have refused to discuss the issues with the airport, and they have ignored advice offered in hearings by aviation industry experts including airlines who have brought their business to Dulles.  The Board’s apparent attitude is, they will take care of failing office parks like Westfields; the airport can take care of itself. 

The Board’s next proposal to roll back protections at Dulles is a Comprehensive Plan amendment designated PA 2020-CW-3CP.  The hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled for May 18 with the hearing before the Board of Supervisors on June 28.  Hopefully, enough residents will take an interest and submit emails opposing the Board’s proposal. The Mason District Council of Community Associations will distribute additional information on this issue as the hearing dates approach. 

Each of us can add support to this issue. Please email your supervisor and send the same emails to the entire Board and to the Planning Commission.

-Let them know that you are concerned about recent Board decisions promoting residential development inside the 60 DNL contour at Dulles.

-Let them know that you are concerned about the Board’s lack of cooperation with airport authorities on land use matters.

-Let them know that you expect the Board to join hands with airport authorities and work out win-win solutions that don’t compromise the welfare of residents (noise) or the future capacity of Dulles.

-Let them know that you don’t want Dulles to turn into another Washington National quagmire.

-Let them know that you care about the airport and disapprove of their withdrawing the support past supervisors have provided.

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Apr
16

Jaguar 5K Registration and Course Map

 Jaghead

The 17th Annual Falls Church High School Jaguar5K Run/ Walk will take place on Saturday, April 23 , 2022 starting at 8:30 am . The race course goes through parts of Broyhill Park so there will be some brief traffic delays in the neighborhood from about 8:30-9:20am on April 23. There will be police officers and volunteers assisting along the course. Linked are the course map and a registration form. The runners / walkers would love to have your support if you would like to cheer them on during the event. Thank you in advance for your patience and support of this healthy school & community event! For more information please contact the FCHS Student Activities Office at 703-207- 4023 .

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Apr
08

REMINDER Easter Egg Hunt TOMORROW

REMINDER 

2021 EasterEggHunt

BROYHILL PARK EASTER EGG HUNT TOMORROW
Date & Time: Saturday, April 9 - 10:30am
Location: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Broyhill Park

All Broyhill Park residents, families, kids are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt TOMORROW (April 9) on the grounds of St. Patrick's Church.  Be sure to bring a basket or other container for each child to collect eggs in, and come on time, because this event goes fast once it starts. Bring the family, or just come and watch the fun – all are welcome!

NOTE: The hunt will be divided into 2 age groups to make it easier for the little kids to find eggs.

Ages 3 & Under will hunt in the field next to the church building

Ages 4 & Over will hunt in the big field across the drive that leads up to the church

Plastic eggs will contain small candies, with a few special prize eggs to be found. Please empty all eggs collected into your children's baskets and turn in the empty eggs after the hunt so they can be reused next year.

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Mar
30

Broyhill Park Stream Clean-Up THIS SATURDAY APRIL 2 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Help is needed this Saturday, April 2, at the annual stream cleanup of the Broyhill Park greenway and drainage stream that runs between Dye & Nealon Drives. Come and enjoy the warmer weather this Saturday and help to keep our park and stream litter-free.  Meet at the park entrance on Camp Alger Avenue across from Woodley Pool at 10:00 or whenever you can come that morning. Any amount of time you can give will be appreciated!  Kids can help too, and students can earn community service hours. The Broyhill Park Civic Association will provide coffee & doughnuts.

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Feb
02

Falls Church High School Renovation

Want to know more about the plans for FCHS' long-awaited renovation? 
The FCPS Office of Design and Construction will host a virtual community update meeting tomorrow night -- Thursday, February 3 at 6:00 pm -- to discuss the project and answer questions.
The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom -- access information is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 915 5411 3408
Passcode: FCHS
Dial-in by phone: +1 (301) 715-8592 
Meeting ID: 915 5411 3408
Passcode: 959350

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Jan
27

Broyhill permit parking expansion approved

ATTENTION Broyhill Park Residents who live on Marc Drive, Carol Lane, and upper blocks of Parkwood, Kenney, and Norfolk.  At the January 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board unanimously approved our petition to expand Broyhill Park’s Residential Parking Permit District. Keep an eye out for a letter from the county that will be coming soon with instructions on how to apply for parking permit decals for your cars.  Also in the next few weeks, No Parking signs (during school hours) will be installed throughout the expansion area.

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Jan
16

Expansion of Broyhill Park’s RPPD #28

REMINDER to Broyhill Park Residents who live on Marc Drive, Carol Lane, and upper blocks of Parkwood, Kenney, and Norfolk.  If you have not already done so, be sure to send in your testimony NOW in favor of expanding Broyhill Park’s Residential Parking Permit District #28.  This issue will be on the agenda at the January 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, and the Board needs to hear from us in order to grant this final approval. 

To submit written comments, send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail to Clerk of the Board, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552, Fairfax VA 22035, or fax to 703-324-3926.  Be sure to reference “Expansion of Broyhill Park RPPD #28"

To testify at the public hearing, contact the Clerk to the Board’s office at 703-324-3151 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form.

The deadline to submit testimony is January 24.

Broyhill Park Newsletter Delivery

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is in need of someone to take over as Newsletter Delivery Coordinator. At the present time we are only printing a newsletter twice a year, so this is not a time consuming task.  It involves dividing the newsletters into the right number of copies for each pre-set delivery route and then dropping them off at the delivery peoples’ homes for distribution to the neighborhood.  This must be done in a timely manner so that the newsletter goes out before any scheduled events.  If you are currently serving as a newsletter deliverer, please consider stepping up to Delivery Coordinator, although of course anyone who is willing to help is welcome.  Send a reply to this email if you are interested.

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Dec
14

Expanding Broyhill Park’s RPPD

As a follow-up to yesterday's post about Expanding Broyhill Park’s Residential Parking Permit District (RPPD), please be sure to reference "Expansion of Broyhill Park RPPD #28" when you send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Dec
12

Expanding Broyhill Park’s Residential Parking Permit District (RPPD)

Attention Broyhill Park Residents who live on Marc Drive, Carol Lane, and upper blocks of Parkwood, Kenney, and Norfolk.

The last step in the process of expanding Broyhill Park’s Residential Parking Permit District (RPPD) is a public hearing that is scheduled for January 25 at 4:00pm at the Fairfax County Government Center. Broyhill Park residents who live on the affected streets are urged to submit testimony in favor of the expansion. Testimony about the specific aspects of why we are seeking to extend the RPPD, such as “I can’t park in front of my own house,” “I can’t see to get out of my driveway,” etc., will result in an informative and expeditious public hearing process. You can either speak directly at the hearing, or you can submit written testimony. Here are directions for both of these options:

To testify at the public hearing, contact the Clerk to the Board’s office at 703-324-3151 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form. 

To submit written comments, send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail to Clerk of the Board, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552, Fairfax VA 22035, or fax to 703-324-3926.

The more residents that indicate their favor of the RPPD, the more certain we are to get a ‘yes’ vote from the Board of Supervisors, so please take a few minutes to either register to speak at the public hearing or send an email or letter to the Board.   

This must be done between now and January 24 in order to get onto the agenda

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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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