Work crews to be onsite starting Wednesday, July 18th
Release Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 · 04:00 pm
Media Contact: Michael T. Moore | mtmoore@VBgov.com | 385-2080
(Virginia Beach, VA) – Beginning Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Landscape Management crews will be onsite at the Pleasure House Point property in Virginia Beach to improve public safety access.
Work to be completed includes the removal of hazardous objects, minor lot grading, bush hogging and tree pruning along Marlin Bay Drive. Community volunteers with Lynnhaven River NOW will also assist with major trash pickup around the property. Clean up work is expected to continue through the beginning of August.
Identified as a top priority for open space acquisition for the past decade, the 118-acre tract known as Pleasure House Point has recently been preserved by the City of Virginia Beach with help from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and in collaboration with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Located just west of the Lesner Bridge and south of the Chesapeake Bay, Pleasure House Point is 118 acres of water, tidal marsh, sandy shores and maritime forest. The shallow water estuarine environment of the property provides habitat for the iconic Chesapeake Bay blue crab and the Lynnhaven oyster. This high-profile property was once being considered for a large waterfront development, but with the help of the Trust for Public Land, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the surrounding community, the City has recovered one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Lynnhaven River for generations to come.
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.
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Chona Santander O’Galvin
Media & Communications Coordinator
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
2416 Courthouse Drive | Building 19, Room 204 | Virginia Beach, VA 23456