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Biscuit Run Park Master Plan Adopted
12/15/2018

The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department, along with its project design partners, shared with the public on Wednesday its updated master plan for Biscuit Run Park. (The same plan was presented to the Board of Supervisors during a November work session.)

The presentation was followed with public comment and ultimately, approval from the Board of Supervisors with a 5-1 vote during its December 12 meeting.

"This is going to be a great opportunity to provide the community and visitors with new and different recreational experiences. We are thrilled to continue moving this park project along," said Parks and Recreation Department Director Bob Crickenberger about the Board's approval.

What’s next?
The master plan is now in the hands of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for its green light, which is expected to take at least 30 days.

To see the presentation and learn more about the master plan, including the phases of the park project, please visit: https://bit.ly/2zpw4pF.

Brief History
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 staff have been hard at work moving the Biscuit Run project forward. The County is currently working alongside the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and DCR to develop the property into a park that will provide recreational and educational opportunities for our community and visitors alike. Currently, only authorized users have access to the land while work is underway to clear trails, post signage for park boundaries, and install a controlled access gate off of Route 20.

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

If you have further questions regarding the Biscuit Run Park Project, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 434-296-5844.


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