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The Albemarle Broadband Authority Asks for Help Identifying Internet Access Needs in the County
Our first step is to identify access needs because there is no database that provides information about what Internet services are available throughout the county. With your input, you can help us develop an accurate picture of where the problem areas are located. Read more...

Albemarle County Announces New Director of Facilities & Environmental Services
Albemarle County today announced Lance Stewart as the new Director of the Department of Facilities & Environmental Services (FES). The Director of FES is responsible for providing overall leadership to the department’s divisions – Environmental Services, Project Management, and Public Works -- and supports the successful planning, implementation, management and tracking of the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  

Chris Greene Lake Park reopens for water recreation
As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, Chris Greene Lake Park is reopened to all water recreation. Access to the boat ramp and dog park has been restored. Read more...

Albemarle County Police Officer Paul Quillon receives 2018 Award for Lifesaving from Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
Albemarle County Police Officer Paul Quillon received the 2018 Award for Lifesaving from Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP). The award is in recognition of his bravery and service in rescuing a driver trapped inside a flaming vehicle following a crash on Garth Road in Albemarle County. Read more...

Chris Greene Lake Park is Closed to all Water Recreation until Further Notice
The public is advised to avoid the boat ramp and dog park at Chris Greene Lake Park, as well as fishing areas until further notice. Trails, picnic areas, and the playground remain open. Signs are posted throughout the park. All other County public lakes and dog parks remain open. Read more...

Albemarle County Accepts Land Donation for new Brook Hill River Park
Albemarle County is pleased to announce the acceptance of a donation of land for a new park, Brook Hill River Park. The land, donated by the Oglesby Family, is located on the southwest corner of Route 29 and Rio Mills Road along the South Fork of the Rivanna River and totals 20.4 acres. Read more...

Bridge Rehabilitation Underway on Rt. 707 in Crozet
Road Reduced to One Lane by Day, Closed to Through Traffic at Night starting Monday, October 1st

The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun rehabilitating the Route 707 (Blair Park Road) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County. Motorists on the dead-end road should expect intermittent flagging operations during the day on both Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) and Route 707. Read more...