Plans for New Park in Rockingham County

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. -- Rockingham County athletic leaders are talking about the new park county supervisors just approved.

They now have a 65-acre piece of land to make into a park.

Recreation Director Kathy McQuain said there isn't a master plan yet because they want feedback from the community.

Mcquain did share some ideas for the park, including a baseball field, dog parks and possibly an amphitheater.

A lot of the county athletics currently use school grounds or private parks, including Monger park.

McQuain said the new park will be a way to draw tourists in and help the economy.

Albert Long park, the one that's being swapped, hasn't been used for more than three years.

Mcquain said the new land is a plus for Rockingham county's economy.

"Coming in and spending their money in Rockingham County versus going somewhere else for a tournament, we can bring them here. So there is a great potential with this park," said McQuain.

The new park will be near Spotswood trail and Indian Road trail.


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