New park forming in Luray

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March 30, 1989 — A few structures and a lot of open space currently exists on 22.9 acres of land the Town of Luray purchased late last summer. But somewhere down the road, the Sixth Street tract will be the home of a $900,000 recreational facility.

The town’s consultant for the new park, the DeYoung- Johnson Group of Williamsburg, presented the final plans for the facility at the Luray Town Council’s March meeting.

The park could eventually include a Little League field, a softball field, a combination football/ softball field, an 18-station loop-type fitness trail, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a community center, three picnic shelters with restrooms, three tennis courts, a basketball court, three grass or sand volleyball courts, three horseshoe pits and a playground.

“The good thing about this is that we’re putting a wide variety of things in to appeal to all ages,” said Luray Recreation Director Pat O’Brien.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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