Town of Gordonsville Works to Change Verling Park, Town to Trail Leads Project
GORDONSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The town of Gordonsville needs your help to get a park and trail project off the ground.
The plans are set to bring about major changes to Verling Park and make it a destination for everyone. A group called Town to Trail is spearheading the revitalization of Verling Park. Phase one will run about $200,000 and the group stated it is their job because they are the next generation that needs to step up.
The park master plan was approved and the Gordonsville Town Council assisted by purchasing an adjoining property to expand park land. The first step will be to overhaul the playground and build a new shelter.
Town to Trail also wants to build a new pool to replace the current one, which was built in the 1950s. Members of the group said Verling Park, plus a series of trails, will greatly benefit the town.
"There's a lot of towns that are using Open Space Project to revitalize them. The town has already invested a lot in Main Street and we felt that doing the park and trails, they kind of work well together to have a trail that comes into town with a nice network of parks," said Peter Hujik, a Town to Trail member.
The implementation is being done through a partnership with the Piedmont Environmental Council. UVA architect students also had a hand in developing the finalized master park plan.