More than 100 residents gathered at Gloucester’s T.C. Walker Educational Center last Wednesday, June 6, for an informational session on future plans for a state park at the county’s Timberneck site.
Representatives from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and The Conservation Fund (which currently owns the property) were on hand to provide information. Following a presentation, the floor was opened to public comments and questions.
The Timberneck property, which at one point was intended to be used for a housing development, is around 645 acres and sits between Timberneck and Cedar Bush creeks near the Ordinary portion of Route 17.
The Virginia General Assembly approved DCR acquisition of the property once phase one construction is complete. By July, funding will also become available to hire a park manager.
A DCR spokesperson confirmed that funding is already in place for phase one construction that is required to get the site open to the public.
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