Be Advised of Guardrail Installation at Pleasure House Point site

Work crews to be onsite starting Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Installation of a new guardrail along Marlin Bay Drive on the Pleasure House Point Natural Area site is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The intent of this project is to protect the property from undesired access by motorized vehicles. Construction work is expected to continue through the beginning of January 2013.


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 of Virginia Beach has been able to recover one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Lynnhaven River for generations to come.


For more information about the Pleasure House Point guardrail installation, please contact Greg Newman in Planning, Design & Development at 757-385-1215 or or Michael T. Moore in Parks & Natural Areas at 757-385-2080 or


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