Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park Master Plan

What could this space become?

The Town of Woodstock is reengaging in a park planning process for the Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park, nearly 75 acres located on West North Street, next to I-81.

In 2017, the Town installed a dog park with a shelter that was partially funded by the local Rotary club, and patrons can also watch local soccer teams practicing several times a week. The central campus cross country teams use the park for their roughly 3.1 mile course, as do many other passive recreation enthusiasts who come to enjoy the pastoral views.

The Town of Woodstock has engaged a design team led by LPDA, a landscape architecture firm based in Charlottesville, VA, to develop a new master plan for Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park. The new master plan will consider the context of the site, town, county, and region when developing the design. As part of the process, park and facility improvements that have taken place in Woodstock since the original 2008 master plan was created, demographics and recreational trends, market capacity and demand, and public input will all be considered.

Walking/Running Path at Fairview Park
A graphic representing the steps in the park master plan update process
  1. Updates
  2. Background
  3. Engage!
  4. Design Committee


February 8, 2024

Roughly 65 people attended and participated in the public input meeting for the Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park Master Plan Update on Feb. 7. Photo of people viewing the presentation at the first LDB Fairview Park Master Plan Input SessionThe consultants presented a slide deck that compiled the information they have gathered thus far about existing conditions, demographics and more to help inform the participants as they used stickers to vote for the park character, site characteristics and more that they would like to see at Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park. 

January 26, 2024

The project team is continuing to reach out to stakeholders and preparing for the public meeting on February 7th at the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School cafeteria.  Photo of cross country trail at Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park with text overlayThe meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will serve as an input session to hear the community's thoughts on the parks and facilities in Woodstock and how that relates to the development of LDB Fairview Park.  Free pizza will be served!

January 16, 2024

The project team is currently reaching out to key stakeholders for interviews to inform our analysis and recommendations. The intent is to learn more about thoughts on the parks system overall (facilities and recreational opportunities) and how that relates to the development of LDB Fairview Park.

The first public meeting is set for February 7 at the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School cafeteria. This meeting will introduce the project and process and have interactive feedback sessions for gathering initial input about the park and recreational needs within the Town overall and exploring possibilities for the LDB Fairview Park site. Additional details will be published soon.

January 9, 2024

Happy New Year! We are excited to share the survey results. We heard from 162 respondents, and we included the comments in the compiled report. Stay tuned for additional, interactive ways to engage in the process.  

November 1, 2023

The survey is now open! Please take it, share it and talk about it with anyone you think may be interested in contributing to the vision of Larry D. Bradford Fairview Park. 

October 20, 2023

A conditions assessment of all Woodstock town parks was conducted on October 18. This assessment evaluates the condition of park amenities as well as opportunities for infill. The information from this assessment will be used when developing the potential programming and amenities at LDB Fairview Park, as there might be opportunities to locate future amenities at these parks if they are not feasible at LDB Fairview Park.An image of a wood post with graphic labels depicting that a hiking trail is ahead.

Currently, an inventory of all park amenities in the town and county, including Shenandoah County Park, Seven Bends State Park, and key park facilities in other towns in the County, is being developed.

September 27, 2023 

The project began with a meeting with Town staff on September 8th, 2023, which included a tour of town facilities. Mayor Jeremy McCleary selected a Design Committee representing key members of the public to advise the process and make a recommendation to Town Council. On September 27, LPDA gave a presentation introducing the project to the Design Committee.