Camp Out at Maymont with the Family This Spring!
Experience Maymont in a whole new way on a Family Camp-Out this spring! Each overnight adventure includes evening and morning hikes, wild stories about our native nocturnal animals, s’mores by the campfire, continental breakfast and much more. Maymont is the perfect place to get the kids outdoors and make family memories to last a lifetime. Choose your favorite theme night or join us for all three:
Friday, March 21-Saturday, March 22, 6:30pm-9am
Want to try camping, but not sure what to expect? Families new to camping as well as camping pros will hike the grounds and learn about the nocturnal Virginia native animals that can be found in the wild. Register online by March 19.
Friday, April 11-Saturday, April 12, 6:30pm-9am
Vultures, snakes, bats and skunks have a negative reputation, but are truly remarkable! Discover these extraordinary creatures and their adaptations through animal encounters, activities and a night hike. Register online by April 9.
A Night Under the Stars
Friday, May 9-Saturday, May 10, 6:30pm-9am
Using stars as our guide, explore how humans and animals alike navigate the world. Learn map and compass skills while on a scavenger hunt, then explore the lives of animals that migrate thousands of miles a year. Register online by May 8.
$40 per person/$30 members (per camp-out). For ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. For more information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 324.
From the Maymont Civic League:
Our Maymont Civic League will be hosting both Glen Sturtevant (School Board Member Rep for the Museum District, who authored the plan that closed Clark Springs Elem. this summer) and John B. Cary Elementary School’s Principal Brenda Phillips. The idea is that they will give us a report on how that plan was conceived and on how things have gone since. I am personally hoping to be persuaded that being redistricted for Cary is a good thing, in the long run, for our neighborhood and city. Come to the Stone Barn at Maymont (Hampton Street entrance) at 7pm on Monday, March 17th for that meeting. And tell your neighbors, too. Especially if you know of any young folks/parent-types who may be interested in hearing about our local elementary school, please invite them!
From the office of Councian Agelasto:
The City of Richmond is upgrading the Columbus Pump Station. As a part of this pump station upgrade, the City needs to replace existing water distribution system valves with new valves. Several of these valves are located in the street just north of the Columbus Pumping Station.
In order to replace these valves in the street, the City’s Contractor will be required to perform lane closures and detours at the intersection of Boulevard (Rt. 161) and Blanton Ave. The lane closures and detours will be performed by the Contractor in accordance with their approved Work-in-Streets permit that was issued by the City.
Work for replacement of these valves in the street began on January 29, 2014 and should be completed by the end of March 26, 2014, weather permitting. Work will occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 AM and 3:30 PM.
Construction crews are working to have work completed PRIOR to
Any events or activities that are scheduled to take place within the
Park area. Please see the attached documents below for frequently asked questions about the project.
Ida I. Jones
5th District Council Liaison