Friday, March 1, 2024

JCC Brickyard Landing Park Master Plan Update

JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County Parks & Recreation seeks feedback on the master planning of Brickyard Landing Park.

The waterfront park, located at 990 Brickyard Road off Forge Road in the upper end of the county, offers a public boat ramp that provides access to the Chickahominy River. The current site also features picnic shelters, a fishing/tending pier and wildlife viewing.

The James City County Comprehensive Plan requires the update of master plans for county-owned parks to coordinate construction phasing and validate capital improvement requests.

According to the county, proposed improvements and additions include a tending pier, boat ramp, picnic shelters, utility shed, boat trailer parking, car parking lot, restroom facility, multiuse trail, playground, meadow, natural area/meadow, and hiking/mountain biking trails. For a complete list of proposed amenities and descriptions, click here to review the project details.

Residents have the opportunity to learn more about Brickyard Landing Park and help determine the future development of the park at the community meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at the James City County Library.

During the meeting, Parks & Recreation staff will provide an overview of the plan, address comments and concerns as well as provide next steps.

Community members are also encouraged to take the online survey here. Surveys must be completed before June 30. Only one survey per person will be accepted.

More information can be obtained by visiting the “Listening Boards” stationed at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road and the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road during operating hours. Hard copies of the survey are available at these sites.

The Master Plan will provide staff, elected officials and citizens with a valuable planning tool to guide the development of the park over the next 10 years and beyond, the county said.

Following the public input period, the plan will be submitted for approval to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, the James City County Planning Commission, and the James City County Board of Supervisors.

Improvements will be completed based on community and citizen needs as well as available funding.

For more information, visit the James City County Brickyard Landing Park page.

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