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This month's featured article: Biscuit Run State Park

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Biscuit Run Park is a planned 1,200-acre park in Albemarle County's Neighborhood 5 designated growth area. It had been intended to be a state park but Albemarle County will now program the park. [1]

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. [2]

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning back to the rural areas district on December 4, 2019. [3]


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. [4] This process concluded with a final public hearing on September 19, 2011. [5] The goal is to have a master plan in place by the end of 2011. [4]


  1. Web. Biscuit Run rezoned as park land, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 6, 2019, retrieved December 7, 2019. Print. December 6, 2019 page A6.
  2. 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, .
  3. Web. Biscuit Run rezoned as park land, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 6, 2019, retrieved December 7, 2019. Print. December 6, 2019 page A6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. Web. Albemarle increasing lobbying effort for new athletic fields, Kurt Walters, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 25, 2011, retrieved September 26, 2011.