Saturday, May 7, 2011

Its Time for a New Approach

Ok, so here is the situation. We are battling a losing fight to try to get the County and Schools to even consider an effective shared use of the facility that would accommodate youth sports. All we hear is open access and no one on either side even willing to discuss or consider alternatives. The Arlington Way? I am sorry to say.

Here is another idea. Why not ask the Schools to fulfill their promise when the new Washington-Lee High School was built to build a Softball field on the space allocated.  Check the photo below.

 Why wasn’t it built? We hear a number of stories, from they ran out of money and therefore cut it, to Geez, that’s a good point.

The space, larger than that of the Adult Softball field, could easily be configured to provide High School Softball and youth softball/baseball. In fact, you might be able to even lay turf and have removeable fences that could accommodate other activities. 

What’s it used for now? Nothing. There was a softball backstop there until this Winter’s storms took it down. Schools put up temporary fence to keep everyone out, but right now the space is absent a purpose.  We strongly recommend that the Schools consider fulfilling their promise to dedicate this area for High School Softball and youth sports.
What do you think?  If you like it, Let the Arlington School Board who own the property know your thoughts.
You can contact the School Board a number of ways: e-mail -; fax - (703) 228-7640; postal mail - Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207; phone: (703) 228-6015.


  1. Do Arlington Public Schools care?

  2. definitely not. they're just hoping this will all go quietly away.