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Biscuit Run Park Community Meeting
8/22/2018

Albemarle County invites the public to a community meeting on Biscuit Run Park. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018. at 6:30 p.m. at the County Office Building-5th at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA. The meeting will be held in Room A. There, the public will have the opportunity to become reacquainted with the Biscuit Run Park Project, learn the results of the online feedback form, and see draft concepts of the park based on public feedback and the Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to provide further feedback and share their thoughts on the future of Biscuit Run Park.

The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired the Biscuit Run property in 2009 under Governor Kaine's administration. On January 4, 2018, Governor McAuliffe announced a partnership with Albemarle County to open Biscuit Run park to the public by signing a 99-year lease with the County for the property. This new partnership with the Commonwealth will allow for the park to open sooner than expected and provide high-quality recreational opportunities for Albemarle County and the surrounding communities.

Since the January 4th announcement, Albemarle County's Parks and Recreation Department has been hard at work moving the Biscuit Run project forward. The County is currently working alongside the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to develop the property into a park which will provide recreational and educational opportunities for our community and visitors alike. Today, only authorized users have access while work is underway to clear trails, post signage for park boundaries, and install a controlled access gate off of Route 20. The next order of business is to update the park's existing Master Plan and develop a path forward for implementation.

To stay informed on the project, sign up for the Parks and Recreation A-mail list at www.ablemarle.org/amail and visit the website at www.ablemarle.org/biscuitrun.


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