City and County Parks in Virginia

In addition to Federal parks, state parks, and private land owned by non-government organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Virginia counties and cities have local parks system.

Many towns/cities/counties own and manage parks, along with regional organizations such as the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve has been called the "second-largest municipal park in the nation." In that 12,672-acre watershed, the City of Roanoke owns the land above the 1,200-foot contour line, while the Western Virginia Water Authority controls the land below that contour line (including the reservoir).1

Another large municipal park in Virginia is Newport News Park, at 8,000 acres.

National Parks in Virginia

State Parks in Virginia

Links

References

1. State of Virginia, "Governor Kaine Announces 64,840 Acres Protected Through Virginia Outdoors Foundation Easements," news release, January 19, 2009, www.governor.virginia.gov/MediaRelations/NewsReleases/viewRelease.cfm?id=859 (last checked January 19, 2009)

Mount Trashmore Park, the most-visited in Virginia Beach, was built on a former landfill
Mount Trashmore Park, the most-visited in Virginia Beach, was built on a former landfill
Source: City of Virginia Beach, Mount Trashmore Park Map


Parks, Forests, Tourism in Virginia
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