Parks & Recreation Planning

NOTICE

Considering the growing concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, Parks and Recreation construction projects may be delayed due to reduced workforce. It is possible that private vendors performing Parks and Recreation construction projects may limit their workforce or temporarily cease work on these projects. The County may also reduce its workforce which will have impact on projects requiring permits and other governmental approvals. These reductions in workforce will possibly delay project completions beyond contract dates or other established completion times. Updates to published completion schedules will be made on the department website, as information is available. If specific events or programs are associated with the completion of a specific project and that event or program is not cancelled, staff will be in contact to make alternate arrangements.

Invitation for Public Comment: Acquisition of 74 acres adjacent to Radcliffe Conservation Area

Project Description: 
The project is the acquisition of 74 acres of land adjacent to the existing John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area and its development for public recreation. This acquisition meets the goals and recommendations of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for river access, conservation, trails development, and public enjoyment. The 74-acre site combined with the existing 97-acre site will create a conservation area totaling 171 acres in size.

Public Comment Period: 
The National Park Service (NPS) is the federal agency responsible for compliance with the LWCF Act and NEPA, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) administers the LWCF grant program on behalf of NPS.  County of Chesterfield is issuing this public notice on behalf of the NPS and DCR to encourage public review and comment on the proposed project and its probable impacts.  Comments received will be forwarded to the state and federal authorities for consideration. 

Comments will be accepted beginning July 13, 2020 until 5:00 p.m. August 12, 2020. Submit written comments to Stuart W. Connock at P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 or ConnockS@chesterfield.gov. The Draft EA is also available for review at 9201 Public Works Road, Chesterfield Virginia 23832, or below. Printed copies are available for purchase for $15.00.