Chippokes State Park Meeting on Thurs March 23rd
- If you are interested in continued access to trails and the potential of
having an equestrian camp at Chippokes State Park in Surry, now is the
time to speak up by either attending this meeting or sending in written
comments. For more information about this park visit the website
Chair, Virginia Horse Council Trails Committee
Chair, SETC 2006 Planning Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2006
Contacts: Nathan Lott, DCR PR Specialist, (804) 786-7961;
nathan.lott@...; Danette Poole, Chippokes Plantation State
Park Manager, (757) 294-3625; danette.poole@...
Updates due for Chippokes Plantation master plan
(RICHMOND, Va.) - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
(DCR) hosts a public meeting on proposed amendments to the Chippokes
Plantation State Park master plan:
Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m., Chippokes Mansion at Chippokes Plantation
695 Chippokes Park Road
Surry, Virginia, 23883.
As the managing agency for Virginia State Parks, DCR drafts and executes
master plans for each of Virginia's 35 state parks.
At the March 23 meeting, DCR recreation planners will explain proposed
amendments to the Chippokes Plantation master plan and receive input
from park neighbors and patrons.
Last year, Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry County expanded by
363 acres with the addition of Walnut Valley Farm. Proposed changes to
the parks master plan will facilitate public access and preservation on
the farm, which includes a circa-1785 farmhouse and slave quarters.
Other proposed changes include the relocation of the parks maintenance
area and a change in the proposed site for the Chippokes Plantation Farm
Foundation's Farm and Forestry Center
Citizens who cannot attend the meeting should send comments to:
John Davy, Director of Planning and Recreation Resources, DCR, 203
Governor Street, Suite 326, Richmond, VA 23219; Phone, (804) 786-1119;
Fax, (804) 371-7899; e-mail, john.davy@... .