Biscuit Run State Park

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August 1, 2011 Biscuit Run State Park Concept Plan

Biscuit Run State Park is a planned 1,200-acre Virginia State Park in Albemarle County's Neighborhood 5 designated growth area.

The land for the park was once intended for the large Biscuit Run development as well as a 400-acre county park, but was purchased from the developer, Forest Lodge LLC, by the Commonwealth for $21.48 million in cash and tax credits in January 2010. A lack of state funds could mean the park does not open until 2020. [1]


Master Planning

The Biscuit Run State Park Master Plan Advisory Committee held several meetings to develop the park’s master plan, including an inventory of natural and cultural resources. [2] This process concluded with a final public hearing on September 19, 2011. [3] The goal is to have a master plan in place by the end of 2011. [2]

Advisory Committee

2011 Biscuit Run State Park Master Plan Advisory Committee[4]
Member Name Organization
Johnny FinchVirginia Association for Parks, President
Lonnie MurrayAlbemarle Natural Heritage Committee, Chair
William SanfordCharlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club
Christopher GistCertified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor
Barbara LandesVirginia Horse Council
Rex LinvillePiedmont Environmental Council
Rosanne SimonCharlottesville Area Tree Stewards, Board Member
Steven G. MeeksAlbemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, President
Thomas FoleyAlbemarle County Executive
Bryan ElliottAssistant Albemarle County Executive
Wayne CilimbergAlbemarle County, Director of Planning
Ann MallekAlbemarle County Board of Supervisors, Chair
Bob CrickenbergerAlbemarle County Parks and Recreation, Director
Stephen W. WilliamsThomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, Executive Director
Lindsay G. Dorrier, Jr.Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (Scottsville)
Forrest Marshalladjacent landowner
Peter Clarkproperty owner
Chris ScottIMBA- state representative. Owner of Shenandoah Mountain Touring
Charlie ArmstrongSouthern Development, Vice President, Land Development
Ken BoydAlbemarle County Board of Supervisors (Rivanna)
David J. ToscanoDelegate
Robert B. BellDelegate
R. Creigh DeedsSenator
Tom SmithDivision of Natural Heritage
Marshall BarronVDOT District planning staff
Dan PainterVDOT District planning staff
Ursula LemanskiNPS Rivers and Trails Program

County fair?

Commonwealth officials indicated willingness to discuss holding the Albemarle County Fair at the site until the fair finds a permanent home.[5] However, nothing materialized for the 2011 County fair.



Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 37°59′54″N 78°31′03″W / 37.998327°N 78.517399°W / 37.998327; -78.517399


  1. Web. The flip that flopped: Biscuit Run men want $20 million more from taxpayers, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, November 9, 2011, retrieved November 10, 2011. Print. November 10, 2011 , 1045, .
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Biscuit Run State Park goals and objectives refined in advance of public hearing, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 3, 2011, retrieved May 3, 2011.
  3. Web. Albemarle increasing lobbying effort for new athletic fields, Kurt Walters, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 25, 2011, retrieved September 26, 2011.
  4. E-mail. Gary Waugh, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. "Copy of Biscuit Run advisory committee roster." Message to Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow. 26 January 2011.
  5. Web. County fair to find new home at Biscuit Run?, Will Goldsmith, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, September 21, 2010, retrieved September 21, 2010. Print. 09/21/2010 - 09/27/2010 .

External links

Biscuit Run State Park on wikipedia

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