Presentation, public hearing on Biscuit Run Park Master Plan set for Dec. 12

Biscuit Run Park

The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department along with its project design partners presented an updated master plan for Biscuit Run Park to the Board of Supervisors during a work session earlier in November.

The public is now invited to view the presentation and provide feedback during the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for December 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building (401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA).

To review the November PowerPoint presentation and get familiar with the phases of the park project ahead of the December meeting, please visit: https://bit.ly/2zpw4pF.

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 that will provide recreational and educational opportunities for our community and visitors alike. Currently, 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.

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.

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