Explore historic findings during Marshview Park Archeology Study

Public Tour Day scheduled Saturday, June 22; tours offered at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Monday, June 10, 2013

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation welcomes the public to participate in a unique archeological study of Marshview Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013 (rain date: June 29). Tours are being offered at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Groups will meet at the Salt Marsh Point Neighborhood Park entrance located at 141 Marshview Drive in Virginia Beach.


The James River Institute for Archeology has been contracted by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation to conduct an archaeological investigation at a colonial period dwelling site that was identified in a survey of the Marshview Park property in 2011. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a more intensive study of this significant historic site with the goal of providing interested members of the public the opportunity to explore artifacts from 17th century colonial Virginia while learning about the history of the site, as well as general principles of historical archeology and field methods.


Marshview Park includes approximately 100 acres of undeveloped, wooded property on Lake Rudee in the Oceanfront area. The site is located between the neighborhoods of Lands End Condominium, Salt Marsh Point, Seatack, and Shadowlawn. Based on guidance contained in the Virginia Aquarium & Owl Creek Plan, the Marshview Park Master Plan has been finalized and can be found at www.VBgov.com/marshview


For more information about the Marshview Park Archeology Study or the Marshview Park Master Plan, please contact Barbara Duke at 385-4310.


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: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VBParksRec

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