National Park Service Ready To Reveal Future Options For Claude Moore Farm

The National Park Service is ready to unveil the three options for the Claude Moore Farm. These concepts will show that what’s next at the site of a former living history farm depicting the Colonial era, on 69 acres of parkland in McLean, Virginia, inside the Capital Beltway. The options include tying the area in with the series of parks, trails, and wildlife preserves that are considered part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and managed by NPS.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm in Virginia

According to, “After a month of public input that began in April, the park service has distilled suggestions into three concepts that will be unveiled Thursday, beginning another month of hearing from the public. The Park Service had previously said the land, nestled between the Potomac River and CIA headquarters, would not be used for commercial development.”

Park ranger Aaron LaRocca, the chief of staff for the parkway, said, “For those who think that the George Washington Memorial Parkway is just a way to get to and from work, it’s actually a scenic roadway, obviously honoring the nation’s first president.”

As per, “Other concepts would include turning several acres of the park into a farming area or using it for community gardens. LaRocca said public input would gauge how those projects might operate. A third concept would be to focus on the Turkey Run Park natural settings, with hiking, camping, and an event area. After a month of public input, ending Oct. 26, LaRocca said the park service would share information about its choices for implementation.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.