Search: Ragged Mountain Natural Area
February 07, 2018
As Albemarle County’s population continues to grow, so too has a demand for the county to provide more parks and recreational services. “The public very much values the parks and recreation system,” said Mike Svetz of PROS Consulting, a firm the county hired to conduct a needs assessment for ...
May 07, 2017
We’d think Albemarle might want to be circumspect about claiming that the county courthouse, situated in the city of Charlottesville, actually isn’t in the city for purposes of official decision-making. Why stir up more trouble? County officials do have a special basis for such a position, however. More ...
April 06, 2017
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer revealed over Twitter on Thursday morning that the city has offered Albemarle County the opportunity to enter binding arbitration to settle a dispute regarding their conflicting ordinances, which regulate how the trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area may be used. The mayor also asked that ...
April 05, 2017
Albemarle County officials maintain that their rules prohibit mountain biking at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, but the Charlottesville City Council has directed its staff to begin construction of trails around the Ragged Mountain reservoir that will accommodate hikers, trail runners and cyclists. According to the director of the city ...
February 27, 2017
After a drawn-out community engagement and master plan development process resulted in Charlottesville officials settling on new rules for the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, a city-owned park inside Albemarle County, the county has stepped up its argument that the city has challenged its sovereignty by allowing cyclists on some of ...
December 15, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has asked the Charlottesville City Council to “indefinitely” postpone a vote on whether some trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area should be opened to bicycles. “The county’s existing regulations applicable to the Ragged Mountain Natural Area do not allow biking,” supervisors wrote ...
November 12, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission was given the chance recently to comment on a plan to allow bicycling and running at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. “To be clear, consensus is not required,” Brian Daly, director of the city’s parks department, said at a commission meeting Wednesday. “As part of ...
October 19, 2016
After a year of community study and debate, an advisory group has recommended that Charlottesville allow bikes on some trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted, 6-2, to recommend that the City Council approve the use of bikes on limited trails at ...
October 05, 2016
The city of Charlottesville has so far held nine public hearings on the long-discussed topic of whether Ragged Mountain should remain a natural area or be opened for other uses, such as mountain biking or dog walking. Though a final decision looms, some say public opinion is cut and dried.
October 10, 2015
A network of trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area could be opened to cyclists, runners and dogs after Charlottesville officials consider changing rules governing the space. Management of the land was transferred to the city from the Ivy Creek Foundation in September after the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority completed ...
March 04, 2015
Albemarle County officials are expected to start planning for a future county park, but when the facility will open to the public is unclear. Supervisors on Wednesday voted to accept 340 acres south of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir that the Nature Conservancy has held since December 2006. It formerly belonged ...