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Gloucester looking forward to new park this year

Some exciting new developments are in store for Gloucester County residents in 2020, including the opening of Machicomoco, the long-awaited state park slated to be built along the shores of the York River. The 645-acre site is located at what was traditionally known as Timberneck Farm, in the Wicomico area of the county.

“This is really exciting for our community, and it’s been a long time coming,” said Gloucester County administrator Brent Fedors, who shared some information about what’s ahead for the county this year.

“If the weather permits and construction continues on schedule, we hope to have the property transferred from The Conservation Fund to the (state) Department of Conservation and Recreation and opened by late summer or fall of this year,” said Tom Smith, Deputy Director of Operations for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Also looking forward, Gloucester will face some unique budgeting challenges, said Fedors, i...

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