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Cumberland County is getting three new parks

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 12:46:53-05

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. -- There will soon be three new outdoor parks for the citizens of Cumberland County to enjoy.

The three parks will be located in different parts of the county, according to a press release from Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility.

One will be located in the northern end, one in the southern end and one in the central part of the county -- which will feature athletic fields.

Each park may include things like a playground, walking trails and exercise stations, the press release said.

The final design and features of each park will be decided on by the county.

The parks are being added thanks to a $250,000 donation from Green Ridge.

The company has made a series of donations to the county, including $4,000 the buy the high school band new uniforms, according to the press release.

“The COVID situation has caused difficult times for Cumberland County. Self-imposed quarantine and limited school hours have had a negative impact on our citizens, adults and children alike. Most of the county lacks recreational facilities for people to venture outside and safely get some exercise," said Brian Stanley, Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors.

He added, "This commitment will provide all Cumberland citizens the access to facilities to enjoy and to foster a healthier lifestyle.”

“We are grateful for this latest contribution from Green Ridge and excited about what this means for our county,” said Eurika Tyree, Vice-Chair of the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors. “This will allow county residents to have dedicated spaces to relax and enjoy the outdoors.”

The project has already been approved by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors and is now awaiting permitting approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.