Since his early days in office, Supervisor Frank Principi has worked behind the scenes to make the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail a reality in Prince William County. He has hosted stakeholder meetings, overseen land acquisitions and championed improvements to natural and historical assets along the trail. Now, the Woodbridge trail sections are nearly complete and its crown jewel, the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, will soon open with a Waterfront Festival on June 1.  The Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism has also designated much of this area as a new regional park land complex, and is inviting the public to help name it!

A Naming Committee (comprised of 3 citizens from Woodbridge District, 2 members of Parks & Recreation Commission, the Department Deputy Director) has put forth five naming options. Click here to vote for your favorite!

The new park land will connect a series of sites near the Neabsco Creek tidal wetlands which feed into the Potomac River.  It will encompass the cultural and recreational assets of Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Rippon Landing Park and Neabsco Creek Boardwalk.

With this designation, the County can leverage the full tourism potential of current historic property holdings, enhance natural resource management, accelerate cultural land acquisition and preservation, and expand educational programming. Cast your vote below! Parks & Rec will present the results to the Parks & Recreation Commission at a Public Meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm, at Hellwig Park Administration Building. The public is welcome to attend.

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