County receives land for community use

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), is pleased to announce the donation of a 113-acre parcel of land to the county from the estate of Paul and Anna Atkins. The parcel, which is located in southern Chesterfield County, off Courthouse Road, is designated for eventual use as a county park, and contains uplands and frontage along several streams, which are protected by a riparian buffer zone. Thirty percent of the land will be developed into a park, with the remaining 70 percent protected in its forested natural state.

“Chesterfield County is honored to serve as a steward of this land,” says Michael Golden, director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “This park will be a wonderful opportunity for Chesterfield County residents and visitors to enjoy the land that meant so much to the Atkins for nearly 65 years.”

The CRLC’s work to facilitate protection of this property extended more than three years. CRLC carries out its mission to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations through funding provided by private donations and grants from supporters including the Altria Group, Dominion Resources, Defenders of Wildlife, Luck Stone and Vulcan Materials.

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