Virginia Beach residents can help plan new city park

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One of three wooden bridges along Marshview Park's paved .35-mile walking trail. (Courtesy of City of Virginia Beach.)
One of three wooden bridges along Marshview Park’s paved .35-mile walking trail. (Courtesy of City of Virginia Beach.)

There’s a new city park coming to Virginia Beach, and city officials are hoping that residents will be part of its groundwork.

On Thursday, Feb. 8, residents can attend a meeting at Tallwood High School to contribute ideas and input to the planning of Woodbridge Park, to be located in the 5500 block of Lynnhaven Parkway.

The 90-minute meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. After a presentation, breakout groups will discuss what amenities they’d like to see implemented in the park’s design.

The development of the new park helps to ensure that all city residents are within a 10-minute walk of park space.

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Amy Poulter has lived in more than a dozen cities – including New York, San Antonio, Austin, Orlando and Jersey City – but she was born right here in the Southside. Amy graduated from Old Dominion University and worked for The Virginian-Pilot and Princess Anne Independent News before joining Southside Daily. Before working as a multimedia journalist, she was a professional chef and musician. In her free time, Amy enjoys listening to music, reading, spending time at the beach and chasing her two pups around the park.