Applications Being Accepted for Food Trucks at Arrowbrook Park

The Fairfax County Park Authority has approved five food trucks to vend at six parks across the county — and more are on the way.

Food trucks serving lunch in a Tysons business district. (Patch File Photo)
Food trucks serving lunch in a Tysons business district. (Patch File Photo)

By William Callahan

Are you a food truck fan?

Have you enjoyed any pulled pork sandwiches or Korean barbecue from food trucks in Fairfax County parks yet this summer?

Those are among the options park-goers have found in the past month, after the Fairfax County Park Authority gave the green light to five food trucks as part of a new pilot program to bring new, exciting and healthier options to Fairfax County parks.

Next on the list? Applications are being accepted for food trucks to operate at Arrowbrook Park just outside the Herndon town limits, Rolling Valley West in Burke, and Wakefield in Annandale.

The five trucks, which serve spins on barbecue, paninis and fusion dishes, have been operating for a couple of weeks at six county parks. 

The program, which was launched in June, will bring vendors to a total of nine county parks.

An application for Wakefield Park in Annandale is currently being processed, and officials are still accepting applications for Rolling Valley West and Arrowbrook.

As the popularity of food trucks has boomed in Washington, D.C. in recent years, other area jurisdictions have started to figure out how best to bring food trucks to their own streets.

The City of Alexandria tabled a proposal for food trucks in early June, citing a need for more time to consider the options.

For now, Fairfax County has the approved food trucks on contracts through Dec. 31, 2013.

Vendors are allowed to make their own hours of operation within the hours parks are open.

Arrowbrook Park – Still accepting applications

Baron Cameron Park – Red Bone Fusion Caribbean Catering

Lake Fairfax Park – Ducky’s Grub

Mason District Park – La Clicenita

Nottoway Park – Ducky’s Grub

Oak Marr Park – Hardy’s BBQ

Pine Ridge Park – Rio Churrasco on Wheels

Rolling Valley West Park – Still accepting applications

Wakefield Park – Application pending and selection process is underway

More information on the pilot program and application process can be found on the Fairfax County website.

What do you think of having food trucks at area parks? Is it something you would go to? Tell us in the comments.


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