“South Richmond is getting a new park.
The Wilton Family donated 13 acres of woods along Grindall Creek, near Warwick Road, to the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC) for future development into a city park.
‘This gift will provide the community with a potential public park with trails, a greenway with shared-use paths, a natural area for students at Thomas C. Boushall Middle School to learn about watersheds and the environment, and the opportunity to connect the Deerbourne and Walmsley neighborhoods to parks and open space where public spaces are currently unavailable,’ Parker Agelasto, CRLC Executive Director, wrote in an email about the deal. ‘Capital Region Land Conservancy and the City of Richmond will strive to engage the public and likely users of this new open space in a sincere public engagement process to solicit community input on the proposed future uses of the property.’
More than 1,100 people live within a 10-minute walk to the park, according to the Capital Region Land Conservancy.”