WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Tonsler Park Plans Move Forward

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

March 26, 2013

Plans for community-friendly changes to Tonsler Park moved forward.

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation held a public hearing and presented the proposed master plan of Tonsler Park to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Parks and Rec has held a series of public meetings and taken surveys of neighbors and area school children over the past six months to get feedback on how to improve the park.

"We didn't get a lot of comment tonight, but what that shows is we've already got community consensus and they didn't see any reason to make any changes to what they've already worked on in the past six months," said Chirs Gensic, Park and Trail planner for Parks and Recreation.

People talked about adding more active options for kids inside the Tonsler building and whether to take out some fencing on the baseball field so people may play baseball or any sport.

"You'll have your trails, you will have your spray pool, and stuff like that which we don't have now. You'll come to Tonsler Park and see a totally new park," said Van Johnson, Parks and Recreation Facilities Manager. "I'm looking forward to it. I think it's gonna be big and special and enjoyable for everybody."

The board will make recommendations on the Tonsler Park plans and present them to the Planning Commission. Parks and Rec thinks the plan should go before City Council around July.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200167691