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N E W S   R E L E A S E

May 22, 2014






Alister Perkinson, Freedom Park Coordinator
757-207-0002; Email


Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; Email



Freedom Park Trail improvements completed  


A major segment of James City County’s greenway system has been completed at Freedom Park. An existing multipurpose trail, approximately one mile long, was paved providing better patron accessibility from the Freedom Park entrance road to the Jolly Pond Road Trail ending at the Lois S. Hornsby Middle School/J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School site.


The trail crosses Colby Swamp using a recycled 70-foot span wooden decked steel bridge. The bridge had previously been used as a connection over the Lake Powell spillway. Additionally, the project addressed one of the highest priority elements of the Gordon’s Creek Watershed Management Plan by improving the Colby Swamp trail crossing.


Access to Freedom Park is now available from Jolly Pond Road with parking available at the Hornsby/Blayton School site. Freedom Park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset every day.  For more information, call 757-259-4022 or visit


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