The Appomattox River Regional Park, 800 Folar Trail, N. Prince George, VA 23860, is a 67 acre jewel in Prince George County. It has about 1.25 miles of looped walking trails, exercise stations, a fishing pier, an environmentally low-impact canoe/kayak launch, educational and picnic pavilions with grills, benches, and comfort stations.
This park, located between on the west side of 295 and behind the Riverside Regional Correctional Facility, is actually a county park, maintained by the Prince George Parks and Recreation Department. The existence of the park, however, is due to the stewardship and regional efforts of the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) and the vision of few sturdy individuals, one of them being Wayne Walton.
FOLAR is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. The Crater Planning District serves as its fiscal agent and within the last year, recognized non-profit catalyst Wendy Austen is on-board FOLAR as a grant writer, volunteer coordinator, coffee-maker, and tireless cheerless cheerleader. Visit FOLAR at http://www.folar-va.org, on facebook or on twitter @folarva
Wayne is a Hopewell City Councilman and and more than full-time volunteer with
FOLAR since his retirement about 15 years ago. The grand vision of FOLAR and Wayne is to have a continuous greenway/blueway along and on the Appomattox River from City Point in Hopewell all the way to Lake Chesdin.
With FOLAR’s outreach area organizations such as area Rotary Clubs, military organizations from Fort Lee, and area industries have contributed expertise, materials, supplies, and labor to enhance the park resources.
If you live in the area or have interest in healthy rivers consider visiting the Appomattox River Regional Park.