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The City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a state grant of $200,000 for the purchase of 53.45 acres of property to expand Anglers Park.
In addition to the acquisition, the grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation calls for a trail head to connect to the Riverwalk Trail. The trail head will include a picnic shelter and parking lot. The grant includes a plant identification program and requires the City to agree to an easement on the property that will protect the forest from deforestation.
The City applied for the funds in November. It requires no local match.
In other matters last night, the City Council voted to: