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County to Dedicate Byrom Park on Friday, August 19

The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation department will hold a dedication ceremony for the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park on Friday, August 19, 2011 starting at 11:30 a.m. The park is located at 6610 Blackwells Hollow Road, Crozet, Virginia 22932, on land donated by the Byrom family. The Byrom family and Albemarle County dignitaries will be participating in this dedication ceremony which is also a sanctioned event for the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Shenandoah National Park.

Nestled in historic Blackwells Hollow opposite Fox Mountain, the 600-acre Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park is a great place for County residents and visitors to enjoy the time outdoors. Byrom Park, which borders Shenandoah National Park, currently has over six miles of trails for educational purposes, hiking, running, mountain biking and equestrian use.

“Albemarle County appreciates this donation from the Byrom family,” says Bob Crickenberger, director of Albemarle County Parks and Recreation. “This great park will provide for the quality of life for the people in this community for years to come.”

Byrom Park is named for long-time Albemarle County resident, Patricia Ann Byrom, who lived a life full of love and service to her family, community and nation. An educator, Patricia taught at Stone Robinson and Crozet Elementary schools for 20 years. Her husband Bob donated the acreage to Albemarle County in 2004 in honor of Patricia’s selfless life of service and appreciation of Albemarle County’s abundant natural resources.


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