Christiansburg park reopens following stream work, temporary closings expected

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A Christiansburg Park is back open this week after closing in November.

Depot Park had been closed while crews work on a stream restoration project for Towne Branch, a tributary of Crab Creek that flows through the park. This project, which involves restoring approximately 1,995 linear feet of Towne Branch and approximately 210 linear feet of unnamed tributaries of Towne Branch, will improve water quality along the stream and reduce erosion.

While the park is reopened, more work is expected so temporary closures are expected in the future at the park and nearby skate park.

There is still work being done inside an area blocked off by safety fence. Park visitors are not allowed passed that fencing.

According to the Town, the trail around Depot Park is open but still needs to be paved. The trail will remain gravel in a few locations until the damaged portions can be repaired, once it is warm enough for pavement.

There is a large area around the playground and along the stream that remains unvegetated. These areas have been seeded. Please refrain from accessing these areas as crews are attempting to grow grass. Additional plantings will occur within the next few weeks, and while the park will remain open during these plantings, they may cause temporary disruptions.

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