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Kevin Costello is new Tourism Administrator for Prince William County

Prince William County has selected Kevin Costello as its next Tourism Administrator. Costello is the President of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau in New York’s Finger Lake region.

PW Board of Supervisors approves lease for off-roading at county park in Nokesville

Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently approved a lease agreement with Family Off-Road Riders of Prince William County, or FORPWC. and a special use permit to allow off-road vehicles at 25-acre Lehigh Portland Park, at 13865 Nokesville Road, in Nokesville. The organization will lease the 25-acre county-owned park and will finance, clear, build and operate an off-road vehicle riding track on 14 acres of the park.

National Park Service seeking suspects in vandalism of Stonewall Jackson monument at Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4.

Love trails? Want to help build one? Noted expert to lead Trail Building 101 free seminar Sept. 9-10

PWC Parks and Recreation will host a free two-day Trail Building Seminar with 
Dr. Jeremy Wimpey, Applied Trails Research, September 9th and 10th, at the Hellwig Administration Building, George Hellwig Memorial Park, 14420 Bristow Rd., Manassas VA 20112.

Convention & Visitors Bureau becomes part of PWC Parks and Recreation Department

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously Aug. 1 to merge the Convention and Visitors Bureau into the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation as the Office of Tourism.

Prince William County will be getting a boardwalk in Woodbridge

Supervisors recently awarded a $3.8-million contract to J.D. James Inc. to build the new boardwalk over Neabsco Creek to connect Rippon Landing Community Park to the Julie A. Metz Wetlands Preserve. The ¾ - mile long, 10-foot-wide, elevated boardwalk will become part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail that stretches between the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania to the Chesapeake Bay.

PWC Police to step up enforcement of no driving a boat under the influence laws June 30-July 2

Boaters will notice an increase in Prince William County police officers on the water and at recreational boating checkpoints such as Leesylvania State Park this weekend. The goal is to remove impaired operators, thus providing a safe and enjoyable experience for boaters this holiday season.

New Parks and Recreation Director to join Prince William County staff

Seth Hendler-Voss is the new Parks and Recreation Director for Prince William County. He is a landscape architect, was a former town manager in North Carolina and previously worked in Asheville, NC and Atlanta, GA in parks and recreation.

It’s Baseball Time - PWC signs letter of intent to pave way for new stadium

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has agreed to enter into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Art Silber, owner of the Potomac Nationals, and The JBG Companies, owner and developer of Potomac Town Center. The LOI provides the framework for a potential deal that would secure the location of the Minor League Baseball franchise in Woodbridge. “There are a lot of details to iron out still,” said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors. “However, this assures the commitment from all parties to continue in our good faith negotiations to find a way to keep the Potomac Nationals here in Prince William County.”

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