Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Loudoun County, Va., VA

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About the Program

Category: Parks and Recreation (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS) opened its fourth regional park in September 2022. Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park in Aldie, VA is a state-of-the-art 257-acre park located. The project provides a rapidly growing community with an expansive regional park developed to serve a diverse population with outstanding state-of-the-art facilities. The hallmark of Hanson Park is that it was designed for everyone of all ages and for casual and active lifestyles. The main goals of the park were addressing community demand as identified through community input sessions and a community needs assessment. Not only is it essential for the park to serve its local neighboring communities but Hanson Park is now a critical hub for creating community and is identified as a destination for patrons throughout Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. As part of the mission of Loudoun PRCS to connect all communities through exceptional people, parks, and programs- the public played a pivotal role in helping champion the park’s unique features including a tournament-level disc golf course, the first-ever field in Loudoun specifically designed to be a dedicated cricket field, and two stadiums at the park designed as venues to hold regional and statewide tournaments.