Public Comment Period Open for Town Park Project

The Town of Gordonsville has applied for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for the Gordonsville Park Project that will redevelop and expand Verling Park, replace Dix Memorial Pool, and develop two adjacent properties being donated to the Town by the Piedmont Environmental Council for open space/recreational use/trails that will connect the park to the volunteer fire company fairgrounds and little league ballfield.

This park redevelopment/expansion project is supported by goals and objectives outlined in the Recreation and Open Space section of the Gordonsville 2035 Comprehensive Plan (pp. 127-134). The project is also supported by the Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission Active Transportation Plan that references the Town’s initiatives for improving bike and pedestrian access within and to the town (pp. 34-35).

Public Comment Period: The National Park Service (NPS) is the federal agency responsible for compliance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) administers the LWCF grant program on behalf of NPS. As part of the grant application process, the Town is issuing this notice to encourage public review and comment on the proposed project and its probable impacts. Comments received will be forwarded to the state and federal authorities for consideration.

Comments will be accepted beginning Friday, April 22, 2022 through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022. Submit written comments to Deborah S. Kendall, Town Manager, at P.O. Box 276, Gordonsville, VA 22942 or via email to The grant application and related materials are available for review at Gordonsville Town Hall, 112 S. Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942, or via this link. Printed copies are available for purchase for $10.

For more information, go to or contact Town Hall at 540-832-2233.