Donated Land Transforms into 85-Acre Cattail Regional Park in Loudoun County

The Nova Parks system received a donation of land on Wednesday, which will result in the establishment of a new park that measures 85 acres and is located outside of Leesburg.

The land, which is now known as Cattail Regional Park, was transferred from Henry Harris and the Harris family to the park system.

The property is remarkable for its historical value, in addition to its forests, fields, wetlands, and upland bogs.

During the time of the Civil War, fortifications were constructed along the road which ran through the farm.

While segregation was in effect in the 1960s, the Harris family made it possible for local African-American children to use their pool and learn how to swim.

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Also, during the time of the American Revolution, it served as the location of a well-known bed & breakfast.

“Parkland is one of our most valued public assets. I would like to thank the Harris family for this remarkable gift. Their contributions to our community run very deep,” Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall said in a statement.

“And I would like to thank NOVA Parks for their continued push to expand parkland, having added nearly 1,000 acres of new parkland in Loudoun County in the last decade! This new park will serve the public for generations to come,” Randall said.

The Nova Parks system is in the process of planning a new path network as well as interpretive signage that will highlight the land’s distinctive characteristics.

There is currently no information available regarding the precise date that the park will open its doors.

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