Floodable Park & Greenway

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Floodable Park & Greenway

Project Overview
Cost estimate $2,660,500
Timing Future (dependent upon adjacent development)
Potential funding sources Albemarle CIP, Private Development
Next meeting None

Status Update

A floodable park and greenway is one of several transformative projects called for in the Rio Road Small Area Plan. [1]

This project supports the plan's vision of Conservation.

Description from plan

"The County owns a 1-acre stormwater management facility south of Northside Library. The existing facility is an overgrown dry pond that is in need of improvements. The facility should be redesigned as a "floodable park" that can function as both an amenity space and a stormwater treatment facility. Since this area is prone to flooding, it should be designed to accommodate and treat stormwater runoff, but during times of dry weather, the property can serve as a park space. The floodable park should be connected to Library Plaza and to adjacent developments via a greenway trail.

Phase 2 will include the development and construction of the facilities identified in Phase 1."


  1. Web. Chapter 5 -Implementation, Rio Road Small Area Plan, Albemarle County, retrieved April 5, 2019.