The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk turned 1 year old this summer and is already one of the county’s most popular park sites.

The three-quarter-mile boardwalk traverses the Neabsco Creek wetlands, connecting Neabsco Regional Park to the Julie Metz Wetlands Preserve near Leesylvania State Park.

The $4 million boardwalk is ADA-accessible, offers a 2-mile roundtrip an allows an up-close look at local wildlife.

“It really is that perfect amenity that really checks a lot of boxes for us,” said Brent Heavner, parks and recreation spokesman. “We definitely have seen a huge use of the boardwalk.”

The board walk was closed for several weeks in March and April when it became too much of a draw during the COVID-19 pandemic. Too many people were using the boardwalk to ensure proper social distancing. But the boardwalk has since reopened and is posted with signs reminding visitors to spread out.

 

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