Know more about the Woodstock Park Improvement Project at this gathering

VIRGINIA BEACH —  HRSD and the city’s Parks & Recreation are hosting an informational open house for the upcoming Woodstock Park Improvement Project.

Engineers and staff from both organizations will be on hand to answer questions, share information about the project design, its purpose, future park enhancements, and public impacts during construction.

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has partnered with HRSD to complete improvements to the park as a whole including new pavilions, playground equipment, a family restroom, and improved parking.

In a nutshell:

  • WHO: HRSD and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation staff and engineers
  • WHAT: Open house featuring design renderings, animations, preliminary project timeline and schedule and other project information
  • WHEN: Monday, April 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: Kempsville Recreation Center, Rooms 3 & 4, 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach
  • WHY: HRSD is constructing a 5.2 million gallon offline storage tank in Woodstock Park under a new cutting-edge skate facility. An underground storage tank in this area will reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows during heavy rain events by temporarily holding conventional wastewater combined with storm water that migrates into wastewater pipelines until elevated conditions in the pipeline subside.

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has partnered with HRSD to complete improvements to the park as a whole including new pavilions, playground equipment, a family restroom, and improved parking.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.