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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to propose names for new park lands

Post Date:01/22/2020 8:28 AM
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Chris Gensic
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
January 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to propose names for new park lands


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -Over the past decade, the City of Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation has acquired a number of new parkland properties. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is in the process of proposing names for these new lands and is seeking public input before making a recommendation to City Council.

As a general policy, parks shall be named in accordance with geographical, historical or ecological features indigenous to the park site or to the immediate vicinity of the site. Parks may be also be named for an individual under certain conditions.

New parkland acquisitions to be considered for names at the March 12, 2020 Advisory Board meeting include:

1. 20 acre parcel along Moore’s Creek that is the location of the Hartman Mill remains

2. 142 acre parcel recently acquired adjacent to Ragged Mountain from the Heyward Family

3. Soccer field off Davis Avenue adjacent to Northeast Park

4. 49 acres of parkland north of Melbourne Road along John Warner Parkway

5. 30 acres of land across Old Lynchburg Road from Azalea Park

The Policy for naming of parklands is available on request or at

The Advisory Board March 12 meeting will be held at 501 East Main Street at 5:30pm. To submit a suggestion or comment, please contact Chris Gensic at 434-970-3656 or or mail to/drop off at 501 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting or (434) 970-3182.
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