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Posted on November 21, 2022 at 2:35 PM by Nancy McCormick
On September 6, 2022, Loudoun County withdrew a Special Exception (SPEX) application to allow lighted recreation fields within Scott Jenkins Memorial Park (SPEX-2009-0004, Scott Jenkins Memorial Park), a 35-acre park located on the south side of Route 7 and on the north side of East Colonial Highway (Old Route 7) in Hamilton, Va. As a result, the county no longer plans to consider installing additional lights for the ballfields at Jenkins Park. There are no plans to resubmit the application.
Loudoun County had submitted the application to upgrade five recreation fields (4 baseball/softball and 1 multipurpose field) to lighted fields. The lights would have extended daily use of the fields to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11:00 p.m. on weekends. However, with the withdrawal of the county’s application, closing time for the park will remain at dusk.
Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) held two open comment periods to gain input from the public regarding lighting for this park. The Planning Commission on April 6, 2022, recommended denying the special exception. Following the public process and the Board of Supervisors discussion, the application was withdrawn, and the county decided not to pursue additional lighting at the park.
For final Phase III project information regarding field lighting, the Scott Jenkins Memorial Park project webpage. No further updates on this project will be published.
For more information about Scott Jenkins Memorial Park and its amenities, visit the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services website at https://www.loudoun.gov/prcs.