Pleasure House Point Stakeholder Committee to Meet May 15

Friday, May 04, 2012

Key representatives from participating agencies involved with the legacy acquisition of the Pleasure House Point property will come together for a stakeholder committee meeting on May 15, 2012, at 8:30 – 10:00 am at Bayside Recreation Center (4500 First Court Rd).

Hosted by the City of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, this Pleasure House Point Stakeholder Committee Meeting will focus on Phase I public access improvements and establishing a vision and guiding principles for the site.

Identified as a top priority for open space acquisition for the past decade, the 119-acre tract known as Pleasure House Point is to be acquired in late 2012 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 122 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 anticipates achieving the goal to preserve one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Lynnhaven River for generations to come.

For more information about the Pleasure House Point Stakeholder Committee Meeting, 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 ceverett@cbf.org. More information can be found by visiting www.VBgov.com/pleasurehousepoint

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: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.

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