Thursday, October 10, 2013

Virginia Capital Trail Reaches Another Milestone — Great Shiplock Park Trailhead Completed


Ceremony Also Highlights Revitalization of Chapel Island and Advancement of Riverfront Plan

WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Virginia Capital Trail western trailhead at Great Shiplock Park and revitalization of Chapel Island

WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City of Richmond
Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council, 7th District
Charles Donato, Board of Directors Chairman, Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
Dr. Norman Merrifield, Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. 
WHERE: Great Shiplock Park 
2603 Dock Street
Richmond, VA 23223

BACKGROUND: 
The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and the City of Richmond jointly announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Virginia Capital Trail western trailhead at Great Shiplock Park. The ceremony will also highlight the revitalization of Chapel Island, to include the addition of a non-motorized boat launch, a half-mile trail, and significantly-enhanced access to the 5.6 acres of riverfront parkland. Tours of both Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island will be available after the ceremony.

Parking will not be available at Great Shiplock Park. Parking is available along both sides of Pear Street, and at the parking lots for the River Lofts at Tobacco Row along Dock Street.