Press "Enter" to skip to content

‘Pocket park’ to be developed on Gloucester’s court circle

Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff has been working on a plan to utilize a county-owned lot on Gloucester Court Circle as a small park.

“This will be a ‘pocket park,’” said PRT director Carol Steele. She likened the Main Street location to some of the small green spaces that have sprung up in the Fan district in Richmond.

As envisioned, the small park will have limited improvements, but will be handicapped accessible.

Requests for proposals were issued and will be reviewed to line up a landscape architect to design a plan for the site, which is a cleared area about 50 feet wide along Main Street that runs about 150 feet back to woods. It is located on the site of the former Tucker Store that is between the privately-owned Birdsall Building and the county-owned building that most recently housed a branch office for the Newport News Daily Press.

Because lots of people walk and jog along Main Street, many with their dogs, Steele said, she envisions ...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.