Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and Chesapeake Bay Foundation would like the public’s feedback on conceptual plans drafted for the newly acquired Pleasure House Point property during a public open house on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Baylake United Methodist Church (in the Social Hall, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach).
Hosted by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, this Pleasure House Point Public Open House will provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss with staff the conceptual master planning ideas that have been developed with community stakeholders and provide feedback on the ultimate objectives for this natural public area.
Identified as a top priority for open space acquisition for the past decade, the 118-acre tract known as Pleasure House Point has 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.
For more information about the Pleasure House Point Public Open House, please contact Brian Solis with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Planning, Design & Development Division at 757-385-1109 or bsolis@VBgov.com, or Christy Everett with Chesapeake Bay Foundation at 757-622-1964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found by visiting www.VBgov.com/pleasurehousepoint
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