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Land acquired for Virginia's 40th state park in Gloucester County

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 10:51:03-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- State officials say a land acquisition in Gloucester County has brought Virginia one step closer to opening its 40th state park.

A Tuesday news release says the Conservation Fund transferred 643 acres known as Timberneck Farm to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The land will be part of a state park situated along the York River named Machicomoco that’s expected to open in early 2021.

Dominion Energy provided $25 million for the project through an agreement intended to mitigate the effects of a significant transmission line project.

The release says the name “Machicomoco” was proposed by the Native American tribes in the region who contributed to the park design.