A number of landowners have donated properties to the county with a purpose to be reworked into parks; others have donated to organizations comparable to The Nature Conservancy, which then transfers land to the county.
Albemarle additionally acquired a 99-year lease from the state for an enormous tract of land south of Charlottesville that when had been deliberate as a state park. When the commonwealth discovered itself unable to generate funds for the mission, the county stepped in.
The county seems to be replete with parkland, whereas in Charlottesville the impulse is to carry onto to each little bit of land as a result of there is no such thing as a extra available.
A lot for the final philosophy of buying and holding parkland; now for a selected occasion.
If ever there appeared to be good motive to promote a slice of park, a proposal lately earlier than Metropolis Council would have seemed to be it.
Daniel and Veronica Katz personal a house adjoining to Northeast Park, the place they proposed to purchase and enhance a tiny sliver of unused parkland subsequent to their yard. They supplied $750 for the zero.13-acre parcel, and mentioned they meant to go away it undeveloped apart from including plantings and customarily preserving the property in good restore.
Not solely is the parcel unused at current, it would even be unusable as parkland. There’s no “obvious method to activate this space for public park or path use sooner or later,” mentioned a report from metropolis workers.