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Keswick Park opens in Spotsy

Long time Spotsylvania business, Jarrell Properties, Inc., dedicated an improved 36 acre parcel of land, known as Keswick Park, to the people of Spotsylvania County.

Keswick Park is located within the Keswick residential development, on the Lake Anna Parkway, and convenient to the Spotsylvania Courthouse area of the County.  This park will be a welcome addition to the Parks & Recreation Department park portfolio.

“We are excited about the opening of Keswick Park and what this means to our community,” said Kevin Brooks, Spotsylvania County Director of Parks and Recreation. “This is a beautiful park with amenities specifically requested by our residents, such as lighted tennis/pickle ball courts and additional athletic fields in the perfect location that will provide increased access to recreational opportunities in the Courthouse area as well as our entire community for many years to come. The developer, Jarrell Properties, Inc., did an outstanding job working through the design and construction process to ensure that this park is a good fit for our residents and meets their needs.”

Jarrell Properties, Inc. (JPI) developed the property for the park, with the help and cooperation of Spotsylvania County’s Administration, Planning Department and Parks and Recreation staff.  The facility is being delivered fully constructed by JPI and ready to start being utilized by County residents.

“Keswick and Keswick Park have been a unique project for us, and one we enjoyed making a reality for Spotsylvania County.  When we began this project, we realized that there was a need for more parks and recreation facilities in Berkeley District, and now we are pleased to be providing a top-notch recreation area to meet those needs.  It was a pleasure to work with the County on the park, and we are proud to make this significant contribution to the citizens of Spotsylvania County,” Jay Jarrell, President of JPI, said of the dedication.

Keswick Park provides a large lighted 180 space parking area, fields constructed of Bermuda grass surfaces and with an integrated irrigation system, and additional park-style amenities.  More specifically, there are 2 small baseball / softball diamonds and 2 full size rectangle ball fields.  The Keswick Nature Trail begins at the Park’s bathhouse and runs along the perimeter of the Park, connecting in a loop back at the parking area. Additionally, in the area near the trail head, there are lighted combination tennis and pickle ball courts, a tot lot playground, and a picnic pavilion available for public use.

“We (JPI) grew up in Spotsylvania County, and for me, when Marshall Park was the only location dedicated for Spotsylvania County Parks and Recreation team sports, I benefitted from Loriella Park, and now, I watch my children enjoy Patriot Park.  The idea that we at JPI have helped to expand the opportunity in the Courthouse area for Spotsylvania children and active citizens to participate in outdoor sports and recreation is a really great feeling,” Jeh Hicks, Director of Community Relations for JPI.

At an estimated value of $6.9 million, this is the first park ever dedicated to Spotsylvania County to be designed, constructed and completed by a private company for the benefit of the County.

The address for Keswick Park is 7710 Folkstone Drive.

Jarrell Properties, Inc., established in 1987, is a privately owned construction and development corporation actively involved in the real estate market in central and northern Virginia. From its headquarters located in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, and with an eye toward smart growth, the company has developed and owns thousands of residential properties, and numerous commercial developments. Jarrellinc.com for more information.

For more information regarding Keswick Park please contact Jeh Hicks, Director of Community Relations, Jarrell Properties Inc., at 540-899-3825 [email protected]

 

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