Monday, October 14, 2013

Ceremony to Celebrate Completion of Great Shiplock Park Trailhead

 Virginia Capital Trail Reaches Another Milestone —
Great Shiplock Park Trailhead Completed
Ceremony Also Highlights Revitalization of Chapel Island and Advancement of Riverfront Plan

WHAT:           Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Virginia Capital Trail western trailhead at Great Shiplock Park and revitalization of Chapel Island
WHO:             Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City of Richmond
                        Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council, 7th District
                        Charles Donato, Board of Directors Chairman, Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
                        Dr. Norman Merrifield, Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2 p.m.
WHERE:        Great Shiplock Park
                        2603 Dock Street
                        Richmond, VA 23223


The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and the City of Richmond jointly announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Virginia Capital Trail western trailhead at Great Shiplock Park. The ceremony will also highlight the revitalization of Chapel Island, to include the addition of a non-motorized boat launch, a half-mile trail, and significantly-enhanced access to the 5.6 acres of riverfront parkland. Tours of both Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island will be available after the ceremony.

Parking will not be available at Great Shiplock Park. Parking is available along both sides of Pear Street, and at the parking lots for the River Lofts at Tobacco Row along Dock Street.


Beth Weisbrod                                              Jay Ell Vaughn
Executive Director                                         Marketing and Public Relations Specialist        
Virginia Capital Trail Foundation                   City of Richmond                
804-788-6455                                                804-646-4642
Barbara Jacocks
Principal Planner
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission