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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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May
10

Civic Association Meeting Canceled

cancelledAttention Broyhill Park residents:  May 14 Civic Association Meeting Canceled

The Broyhill Park Civic Association meeting scheduled for May 14 at the Leis Center has been canceled, as the Leis Center remains closed.  If there are any neighborhood issues that you would like to bring up, please send a message to the Board by reply email.

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May
03

Plant exchange left overs

To all Broyhill Park Residents: 

Items left from Saturday's Triangle Cleanup and Plant Exchange:

6 redbud tree seedlings (approx. 2' high plus roots)
12 pawpaw tree seedlings (approx.  6" high plus long taproot)
8 tomato seedlings (large tomatoes)
4 tomato seedlings (cherry tomatoes)

These are FREE to Broyhill Park residents.  Send a reply to this email stating which items you're interested in.  Items will be distributed on first-reply first-served basis.

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Apr
30

Broyhill Park Triangle Clean-up / Plant Exchange / Free Tree Seedlings

Broyhill Park Triangle Clean-up / Plant Exchange / Free Tree Seedlings

SATURDAY, MAY 2
2:00-4:00pm


Triangle Clean-up
To all Broyhill Park neighbors: Help is needed! Please come to the Broyhill Park Triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street this Saturday at 2:00 to help with cleaning up the triangle and enlarging the butterfly garden. We are especially in need of volunteers to help with digging up grassy areas to enlarge the garden.  Bring shovels, work gloves, pruning shears, rakes, trowels, etc. - whatever you can help with will be appreciated! 

Plant Exchange
Bring a plant, seedling, cutting, houseplant, or plant division from your garden and exchange it for another.  Any extra items that are suitable pollinator plants can be planted in the Triangle butterfly garden.

Free Tree Seedlings
We will also have 40 FREE TREE SEEDLINGS provided by Fairfax ReLeaf.  These will be given away two per household on a first-come, first-served basis. The only requirement is that these must be planted in your Broyhill Park yard, not sold or given away outside the neighborhood.  We don't have the varieties pinned down yet, but are hoping to get pawpaws and redbuds.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All participants will need to keep a distance from one another in accordance with current guidelines.

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Apr
23

Accessory Dwelling Units

Message from the Broyhill Park Civic Association

The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals is proposing certain amendments to the county zoning ordinance that would significantly weaken restrictions on accessory dwelling units.  Below is a description and summary of the proposed amendments, sent by the Mason District Council of Community Associations.  The Mason District Council represents Broyhill Park and other civic and homeowner associations in the Mason District. Please read the summary below and complete the survey as requested in the last paragraph.

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Dear MDC Members, 

While undertaking a project to modernize and better organize the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance (zMOD), county staff has proposed sweeping and controversial amendments to regulations pertaining to accessory

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Apr
24

TRASH, SPECIAL PICKUPS, RECYCLING

Messages from the Broyhill Park Civic Association

TRASH, SPECIAL PICKUPS, RECYCLING

As many of us are aware, the county has temporarily suspended special pickups, yard waste pickups, and glass recycling. Do not place bulk trash or yard waste on the curb, as it will not be picked up at this time and there is no date as to when service will resume. Do not leave bulk trash items in the front yard; that is considered outdoor storage and is a violation of the zoning code. Items can be temporarily placed in the backyard where they are screened from public view. If you need to get rid of something right away, you can take it to the I-66 transfer station. Disposal fees for residential customers are listed here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/residential-disposal-fees-and-regulations

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Apr
16

PIPING IN BROYHILL PARK SATURDAY APRIL 18

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This Saturday, April 18, local bagpiper Eric Rice-Johnston has offered to walk through the Broyhill Park neighborhood playing the bagpipes. Piping will begin at approximately 11:00am and will continue for about an hour. There is no set route, but he will try to cover most of the core neighborhood, weather permitting.  

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Apr
15

Stream Clean-Up Postponed

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At the present time all volunteer activities in the parks are suspended, so the Broyhill Park Earth Day Stream Cleanup scheduled for April 18 has been postponed.  This activity may be rescheduled in the fall, depending on conditions at that time.

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Apr
14

Dog found

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Found: Small, black and white puppy/young dog, at corner of Add and Arnold in Raymondale on Friday afternoon. No collar, no tags.Very friendly, and energetic. We are taking care of him, until we can locate his owner, or longer if needed.
Contact Jen Keefer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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