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The Chickahominy Riverfront Park fishing pier replacement project has been completed. The project included demolition and removal of the previous deteriorating pier and construction of a new pier, substantially larger, in the same space. The pier experienced frequent flooding during high tide events, was not accessible to all, and required significant annual maintenance To ensure access, the new pier is designed to accommodate those with disabilities. New pier features include energy efficient solar lighting, a fish cleaning table with water at the head of the pier, and the addition of an asphalt ADA parking area with an accessible path to the pier. The pier is also lit for night fishing, is free and always open. Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Hwy., also offers a campground, glamping tents, a swimming pool, picnic areas and a boat launch. For more information, visit us online or call 757-258-5020.A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 8 (below) marked the official reopening of the pier with participation from the project partners. (L-r): Olga Mileyko, Project Manager, Crofton Industries; Arlana Fauntleroy, Assistant Director, JCC Parks & Recreation; John Carnifax, Director, JCC Parks & Recreation; Alister Perkinson, JCC Parks Administrator; Michelle Lightfoot, JCC Park Operations Manager; Mike Hipple, JCC Board of Supervisors; Joanna Ripley, Assistant Director, JCC General Services; Ruth Larson, JCC Board of Supervisors, Berkeley District; Jason Purse, JCC Assistant Administrator; Rick Koehl, JCC Capital Projects Coordinator; three young fisherman; Scott Stevens, JCC Administrator; Chester McClarin, JCC Lead Park Attendant; and Carla Brittle, Administrator, JCC Centers & Tourism.
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