Woodside Lake is a seven acre lake located at the intersection of Brook Road and Daleview Drive in McLean, Virginia. (The exact address is 8761 Brook Rd.) It is fed by springs as well as two creeks. It is owned by the Woodside Estates Corporation, a non-profit organization. The Lake has a sandy beach area and docks for swimming. It is the home to numerous wildlife, including a 30 year old snapping turtle, blue herons, woodpeckers, wild turkey, beavers, and numerous fish. It has been a focal point of the community for over 50 years.
The Lake Association promotes a sense of community by hosting several events each year. The Lake serves different purposes for different people. Some people enjoy reading the paper on the docks, enjoying the quiet solitude, while others bring their kids to swim, fish, boat or study the wildlife.
Woodside Lake was featured in a Washington Post article in 2010. You can view the article here.
The Berry Family developed Woodside Estates and dammed the creek in 1955 to form the Lake. The Lake was donated to the community for their use and enjoyment. In 1983, the Woodside Lake Association was formed and purchased the Lake from the Trust for $1.00. The association has maintained the Lake since. Members of the surrounding communities are eligible to join the Lake Association. Annual dues and donations are used for maintenance costs, including mowing and landscaping, electricity, repair of the drains and docks, and insurance.
THE BOARD and OFFICERS
Board of trustees members serve a three year to life term on a volunteer basis. Current board members are:
- President: Michael Christiani
- Lake Chair: Rob Jacobsen
- Other members: Tammy Bjorge, David Stoehr, Kathy Stoehr, Nancy Christiani, Larry Fitzgerald, Julie Thomas