Lancaster Board Looks At Waterfront Park Plans

September 7, 2023 by News Staff

The Lancaster board of supervisors reviewed master plans for three waterfront parks to increase opportunities to boat, bike, fish and hike along with taking in scenic views along Taylor Creek, Carter Cove and the Rappahannock River. Rappahannock Record reports among the concepts under consideration are Carter Cove with plans to simplify the boat launch and move the entrance farther down Carter Cove Drive. Taylor Creek Park plans show small parking areas spread throughout the park that will lead to biking and nature trails that include a boardwalk overlooking wetlands, ADA accessible kayak launches, pavilions with picnic tables and the potential to create outdoor education spaces.


Windmill Point plans would focus on restoring and preserving Westgrant land Beach. Chesapeake Trail will see upgrades thanks to a $219,765 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The county also continued progress on the Tri-Way Trail, awarding a $339,000 bid for Phase 1A construction to William Wills Contractor Inc. in Hartfield.