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Land acquired for Virginia’s 40th state park

The land will be part of a state park situated along the York River
File photo of Douthat State Park
File photo of Douthat State Park(WHSV)
Published: Dec. 24, 2020 at 4:42 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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.