The Sally Ormsby Trail in Annandale is getting some new paving for approximately 3,200 linear feet (roughly 1 kilometer or 6/10s of a mile) this spring. The Sally Ormsby Park runs along the Cross County Trail in the Accotink Stream Valley between Barkley Drive and Prosperity Avenue in Annandale.

The Fairfax County Park Authority announced that maintenance work on the existing trail has started and should be finished soon (if it isn’t already done).

The park was opened in 2009 and is named for the late Sally Ormsby, a well-known, long-time civic activist in numerous organizations in northern Virginia. She was the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and Washington Post Citizen of the Year in 2006, Virginia Mother of the Year 1996 and three-term board representative to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. The Fairfax County Park Authority created the Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award in her honor in 2007.

As always, FABB welcomes the repair or expansion of local trails. Many thanks to the Fairfax County Park Authority for their excellent work.

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