Pocahontas, VA: Town Park Conceptual Master Plan and Town Connectivity Plan

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Virginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Center


The Pocahontas Town Park is a narrow site spanning much of the northern edge of downtown Pocahontas, VA. The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) worked with members of the town to develop a conceptual master plan for a redesign of the park focused on creating opportunities for healthier living. The master plan addresses circulation and parking issues, underused event spaces, the location of passive and active areas along the length of the park, and the protection and utilization of historic elements and materials that currently exist on the site. Along with the conceptual design of the park, the CDAC was tasked with creating a conceptual pedestrian trail network that connected key destinations in and around Pocahontas. This project is intended to be part of a greater overall redevelopment effort by the town.