Waller Mill Park offers new and improved waterfront

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A new floating dock will better handle fluctuating water levels at Waller Mill Parks. (Photo courtesy of City of Williamsburg)

The City of Williamsburg recently unveiled the new Waller Mill Park waterfront.

After opening 44 years ago, Waller Mill Park received $690,000 in funding during fiscal years 2015 and 2016 to undergo waterfront renovations. The last renovation at the park was in 1996.

Among the changes at Waller Mill Park are a new floating dock that will function more efficiently at varying water levels, a resurfacing of an existing floating dock, a permanent boardwalk, a new boat ramp and boarding dock, and a new fishing pier.

Robbi Hutton, the City of Williamsburg’s parks and recreation director, said she and her staff are excited about the new improvements to the waterfront area.

“Not only will visitors be pleased with the new features, they’ll find them easier to use,” Hutton said. “We invite everyone to come enjoy the new waterfront as well as our new 18-hole disc golf course, picnic shelters, hiking trails and all the other wonderful amenities that make Waller Mill Park great.”

Work on the renovations began last October.

The new waterfront is one initiative in the City Council’s “Recreation and Culture Goal,” which seeks to expand the availability of local recreational facilities and programming.