Freedom Park Phase 4 - Freedom Park Trail
Scope of Work
As part of the approved James City County Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum, and in implementation of the Board Adopted 2002 Greenways Master Plan, improvements were planned and designed for the trails system to include a connection from Freedom Park Entrance Road to the existing trail on Jolly Pond Road which currently terminates at the Jolly Pond School Complex property line. The trail is partially funded by a matching grant through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Recreational Trails Program with the balance of funding coming from the Greenways Bond and Freedom Park Bond. This segment will utilize several previously constructed trail segments for interconnection. The trail will cross the Colby Swamp using an existing logging road and will replace deteriorated metal pipe culverts with concrete culverts and re-use the 70 foot span steel bridge previously spanning the Lake Powell spillway to cross the concrete high flow spillway. The overall project is approximately 1.2 miles in length and will be primarily asphalt paved sections with the 70 foot wooden decked steel bridge. This segment of trail implements a portion of the Freedom Park Master Plan by connecting Freedom Park with Hornsby Middle and Blayton Elementary Schools, a planned connection to facilitate multipurpose trail access to the schools. Additionally it implements one of the highest priority elements of the Gordonís Creek Watershed Management Plan through improvements to the existing impoundment where the trail crosses Colby Swamp.