As Crozet Park continues its efforts to encourage people to walk and bike, they are looking at the access points into the park from surrounding neighborhoods. We will help out by improving the short social trail from Myrtle Street into the park. Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, to help with leveling the area, laying down timber edging, and spreading and tamping gravel. The materials will be delivered adjacent to the work site, so for once there won’t be a lot of rolling wheelbarrows up and down hills.
Please sign up here so we know who’s coming, and can get in touch in case weather makes us change.
Directions: Meet at the CTC shed behind the Community Building at Crozet Park. If driving, come through the main entrance then go to the left around the pool and head straight back to the far parking lot. Please do not park on Hilltop St or Indigo Rd.
It’s time for our almost annual spring cleaning of the Henley Hornets Trail in Beaver Creek Park. This winter’s storms have brought down some trees and branches, and there will be brambles and brush to cut back. Many people are surprised there’s a trail at Beaver Creek; if that includes you, consider this an opportunity to find a new place to explore!
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the small parking lot above the dam, to the right of Browns Gap Turnpike (directions below). Long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes, and work gloves strongly recommended. Also, bug spray! We will have tools or you can bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you must. Check our Facebook page after 8 that morning for rescheduling if the weather looks iffy.
From Crozet go east (toward Charlottesville) on Three Notch’d Rd past the water treatment plant. Turn left on Old Three Notch’d Road. At the end, take a sharp left onto Brown’s Gap Turnpike. Cross dam and parking is in the lot immediately on the right. Trail entrance is at the bottom of the opposite side of the dam.
Get to know the Crozet Connector Trail with the Trails Crew!
Our next walk will be Sunday, March 20, at 1:00. Starting from Crozet Park, we will walk the loop of the Crozet Connector Trail, with an emphasis on where the connections to the various neighborhoods can be found. If you don’t know where the trail is, or how to navigate its entirety, here’s your chance for a walk with the Crew.
Meet at the kiosk next to the eastern end of the parking lot (turn right from the main entrance road, kiosk is on the hill above the far end of the lot). The walk is about 3 miles and it generally takes us about 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bug spray is highly recommended. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Check here after noon on that day for cancellations if the weather looks iffy.
Our November work day will be on Saturday, November 6, as we restore the trail at Rowcross Street following construction of new retention ponds in the area. The work will include trimming, pruning and mowing, and possibly re-routing the trail using shovels and rakes. In other words, there’s something for everyone. We especially invite Old Trail residents who use this trail to access Lickinghole Creek, the Lodge, and the trails in the future Western Park.
Meet at the intersection of Rowcross Street and Golf Drive in Old Trail (directions below) at 9:00 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes; long pants recommended. Bring your own water and gloves. We will provide tools or bring your own. Don’t forget your BUG SPRAY! Sign up here — it’s not required but if we need to make changes due to weather it lets us get in touch with you, plus it helps us with our planning.
Come when you can — leave when you must!
From Crozet: take Jarmans Gap Rd west. Turn left on Old Trail Drive. In the third roundabout, take the third exit on to Golf Drive, which intersects with Rowcross Street at the end. Find a place to park along the curb.
Our October work day is coming up! On Saturday, October 16, we will prepare the length of the Crozet Connector Trail for our annual 5K trail run the next Saturday.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Trails Crew shed in Crozet Park (directions below). Be prepared to break up into smaller groups that may be sent to various sections of the trail with your tools to address specific problem areas. The focus of this work day is to get the trail in its best possible condition – primarily trimming back brambles and branches in places that tend to get overgrown, and using the string trimmer on places the mowers don’t reach.
If we can get a good turnout, this won’t take us too long! Long pants and sleeves recommended, as well as work gloves and a hat. Carry your own water. Bring your own tools or use ours. Don’t forget your bug spray!
Sign up here is optional, but it lets us get in touch with you if we need to make changes due to weather. Come even if you haven’t signed up!
Directions: Enter Crozet Park from Park Road. Take the internal road to the left of the swimming pool to the back of the parking area where the basketball nets are set up. Please park away from the basketball courts so kids can still play. Meet at the small storage shed adjacent to the white Community Center (formerly Radio Building).