We are so thrilled to announce that we officially broke ground on the new Loop Forest Trail Parking Lot Expansion yesterday, and the project is now underway! There are so many people that made yesterday possible. We would like to thank Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and Pocahontas State Park Staff, Dominion Energy, UPS, rvaMORE Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Jerry Guyant, Molly's Bicycle Shop and Blind Dog Brewery, and all of the individual contributors who partnered with us.
There are plenty of updates to come, so please continue to keep following our social media accounts and websites: FOPSP.org and RVAMore.org.
With the construction, the Loop Forest Trail Parking Lot off of Courthouse Road will be closed temporarily. The actual closure date is still to be determined so stay tuned as it will happen soon and we'll get that date out as soon as we know it. We will list the other parking options within the park and ask everyone to start planning on using those alternate locations soon.
We are hoping you will join us in proving to others in the community that we respect their property as much as we respect our park and trails. We ask you to avoid parking on road shoulders, church lots, and private property. This ask is not only for the safety of our community and you, but deep down we all know it’s the right thing to do. So again, finding your new temporary space will be so greatly appreciated.
This project has been a long time in the works, with some hurdles, and we're thrilled that we are so close to seeing it happen. This project was made possible through the support of corporate sponsors, individual donors and the community at large. Thanks again to all, and we look forward to sharing more as the project progresses.