This resolution was adopted unanimously at the
BSCL meeting of November 4th.
Resolution to Rename the Park
On Arlington Hall Property at
4th and Taylor "Anne Noll Park"
Whereas Anne Noll was a longtime resident in Barcroft from the 1940's until shortly before her death in 1998; and
Whereas Anne Noll served as President of the Barcroft School and Civic League for two terms in the 1970's; and
Whereas Anne Noll was twice responsible for reinvigorating the Barcroft School and Civic League when its activities had fallen to low ebb; and
Whereas Anne Noll Anne served with distinction in a number of Arlington civic organizations over the years spanning from about World War II to the 1990's; and
Whereas Anne Noll served for many years as the Barcroft Delegate to the Arlington County Civic Federation, receiving the ACCF's Journal Cup (with Joe Pelton) in 1977 and serving as President of that organization for two years in 1979-81 and was President of the League of Women Voters in 1987-89; and
Whereas the residents of Barcroft who remember her with respect and fondness would like to preserve some public record of the contributions Anne Noll made to the neighborhood and to Arlington by naming the park recently established on Arlington Hall property inside our neighborhood;
Now therefore the Barcroft School and Civic League recommends to Arlington County that the park on Arlington Hall property near the intersection of 4th Street South and S. Taylor Street be officially named "Anne Noll Park."
Adopted this 4th of November, 2004 by the Barcroft School and Civic League
Draft Letter to Arlington County
Mr. Tobin Smith
Park and Recreation Commission
c/o Erik Beach
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 414
Arlington County, Virginia 22201
Subject: Proposal to name the park located on Arlington Hall near Taylor and 4th St South as Anne Noll Park
Dear Mr. Smith:
The Barcroft School and Civic League is writing to propose that the unnamed park and playground located on Arlington Hall property at the end of 4th Street South just north of Taylor Street be named "Anne Noll Park."
The proposed name meets the criteria outlined in the "Arlington County Policy for Naming and Renaming of County Facilities and Parks," because Anne Noll was a longtime participant in neighborhood civic life and lived just a few yards up 4th Street from the park. She served two terms as President of the Barcroft School and Civic League from 1973 to 1975 and was active in the association for many years. Twice she was responsible for reinvigorating the association when it had fallen to low ebb. She was a tireless worker who never sought personal recognition, one of Arlington's quiet but effective civic leaders.
In addition to our neighborhood, Anne served with distinction in a number of Arlington civic organizations over the years spanning from about World War II to the 1990's. She participated actively in the Arlington County Civic Federation, receiving the Journal Cup (with Joe Pelton) in 1977 and serving as President for two years in 1979-81. She was President of the League of Women Voters in 1987-89.
The proposed name would preserve Anne Noll's memory in the neighborhood and we hope it will prompt some in the future to seek out information on her contributions.
Currently, the park is known only by its location on Arlington Hall. There is no sign that identifies the park, and the County's land records do not show a name for the park.
On November 4, 2004, the Barcroft School and Civic League adopted a resolution in favor of the proposed park name, and requests that the proposal be submitted to the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board and the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, to begin the process of making a recommendation to the County Board regarding the proposed park name.
Co-Sponsors of this resolution include Shelley Fichtner, Kathy Kerr, David Michaelson, Elinor Schwartz, Barbara Swart and Randy Swart.
This page was revised on: November 7, 2004.