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February 28, 2013

Pardon the Construction – VB Parks and Rec taking care of business

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Pardon Our Construction

 

Construction at Trashmore
Widening the trail at Mount Trashmore Park

Several of our parks and facilities are undergoing some construction. Here’s the scoop on what’s being done:

 

Little Island Park
We’re adding 124 new parking spaces to the existing lot, as well as a new entrance and attendant booth. Parking may be limited during construction, but we anticipate completion in time for a busy Memorial Day weekend.

 

Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility
The parking lot at this facility took a beating during Hurricane Sandy. We’re performing the necessary repairs to get the lot back into shape before the busy season is upon us. We anticipate completion by the end of the month.
Mount Trashmore Park
If you’ve been to Mount Trashmore lately, you’ve probably noticed some heavy machinery and orange fencing. We’re in the process of widening the existing trail to 12 feet and adding a new linkage to connect Kids Cove with the lakeside trail. Once the trail project finishes, we’ll also be adding low- and high-impact fitness stations along the perimeter trail for those looking to enhance their workouts.
Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park
The Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park project is a major renovation of the former Princess Anne Park site. We’ve just completed Phase I of the construction which includes a new trail system, restrooms, extensive tree planting and expanded parking. We’ve also installed a light garden sculpture that was originally located at the former Virginia Beach Pavilion.
The second phase of this project will include new picnic shelters, playground equipment, and other park amenities such as benches and tables. Project completion for Phase II is scheduled for this spring.

 

West Neck Creek Natural Area
The wooden bridge located on the southeast corner of the Whitehurst-Buffington House will be removed in March due to irreparable deterioration of the bridge’s supporting structure. You can still access this section of the trail system, but will be required to circumnavigate from the northern side of the trails. Replacement of the bridge is intended, pending available funding.
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