Cumberland County Officially Opens New Parks
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2023
Contact: Derek Stamey, County Administrator
Phone: (804) 492-3625
Cumberland, VA – On Monday, October 30, 2023, the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors cut the ribbon on two of three new parks in the County.
The two parks – Hamilton Park (43 Samuels Drive, Cartersville, VA 23027) and Randolph Park (2632 Cumberland Road, Cumberland, VA 23040) consist of playgrounds, picnic shelters and walking trails. The two parks are co-located within existing County facilities and will be safely screened with landscaping courtesy of a Virginia Department of Forestry grant.
Park openings come after two of years of park master planning, design, and construction efforts. Construction was financed courtesy of a $250,000 corporate donation from Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility with additional expenses of approximately $250,000 minimized through grants, donations, in-house design and construction completed by County staff. The estimated $500,000 investment in County park projects comes at no capital costs to the taxpayer.
These projects come on the heels of the County being recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties for an Outstanding Achievement Award for its efforts in Parks and Recreation Master Planning. “The Board of Supervisors are committed to maintaining and increasing quality of life opportunities for our residents. This is evident in our efforts to fund education, public safety, and for developing the County’s Park system. We are thankful for our corporate partners who assist financially in bringing these needed amenities to our residents.”
One additional park, the Luther P Jackson Park (1874 Anderson Highway, Cumberland, VA 23040) will be opened once the much-needed parking lot paving project is completed at that complex. That ribbon is anticipated to occur in November.