By the community
For the community
Winter Camp Park is FREE for all Woods Residents to use. NO MEMBERSHIPS, NO FEES.
It is privately owned by some homeowners, and is not associated with The Woods Homeowners Association (WHOA) nor Potomac Valley Properties (PVP).
Donations are appreciated.
The Woodstock 50 Anniversary celebration was a huge success, as judged by the smiling faces you can see below. The festival was attended by over 200 neighbors and friends. For many, it was their first visit to Winter Camp Park.
The band, formed solely for this event, was AWESOME! It consisted of Woods residents and their friends, led by Brian McMahon, who formed the band, and they practiced in just in less than three months time. Many attendees commented that they could not tell if the live band was playing or if the song was coming from DJ Dan Forte. They were that good!! We certainly have a talented community!
Thanks to all those in the community that made this a reality. This included those that helped cut and trim the grass, clean the pavilion, move the tables and chairs, decorate the park, build the stages, provide games for the kids, make signs, organize the food tables, cook and sell the hot dogs, and of course, bring the tasty food for all to enjoy.
Also thank you to all who gave financial contributions. If you didn't get a chance to do so at the event, just click here for ways you can still contribute.
The pictures below capture some of the work and fun. Enjoy!
Wednesday Social Hours Suspended until Spring 2020
The Wednesday Social Hours are now suspended until Spring 202o, once it warms up again.
The park is still open and is a wonderful place to walk in the fall and winter, and there are still places to rest in the pavilions.
Have a wonderful winter!
3rd Annual Labor Day Potluck a Success
Even though it was just a few weeks after the Woodstock 50 Festival, the Labor Day gathering was a success. It was great seeing new neighbors as well as the repeat attendees celebrate the end of another summer of fun!
This Park is being developed thru a series of projects. These projects will be started based on several factors:
- Essential for safety and appearance of the park
- Amount of interest expressed by the community and the partners
- Availability of resources (funding and volunteers) to accomplish the project
Check out the Projects page to see what has already been completed.
The creation and maintenance of this park can only be accomplished by the help of volunteers within the community.
A major cleanup of the site was accomplished in the Summer 2016 with the help of many volunteers from the community. Additional cleanups were accomplished in 2017 and 2018. There is still more to be done.
Now is the time for homeowners to start planning and implementing projects they are interested in. Use the Contact page to forward how you'd like to help.
The initial major projects have been funded by contributions from the twelve homeowner partners, including the purchase of the land, construction of two family-sized pavilions. and significant excavation and grading to mediate water flow..
Contributions by other homeowners have helped with the purchase of picnic tables and property maintenance.
Additional support is needed from the community to accomplish other projects and to pay for recurring expenses of nearly $4000 (insurance, taxes, electric, computer services and portable potty), and to keep this area FREE FOR ALL.
So, join the Friends of the Park program to support this goal.
Wednesday Social Hours
Every Wednesday, at 5:00 pm, from Spring to Fall, there is a no-host Social Hour for all Woods homeowners, residents and their guests. Bring your own beverages, and hors d'oeuvers to share (optional). Come and socialize with your neighbors and friends.
Parties, Parties, Parties!
Enjoyment of the park and pavilions by the community has significantly increased over the past year. Uses include block parties, birthday parties, family reunions, and of other community group uses. Just click on the Reserve Pavilion tab above to schedule your event!