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Access closed while improvements are made to University Boulevard Trailhead in Petersburg

In partnership with the City of Petersburg, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is proud to announce trail improvements and a NEW river overlook along the Appomattox River on the west side of University Boulevard, just south of Campbell’s Bridge in Petersburg.

A SECTION OF THE #APPOMATTOXRIVERTRAIL – FROM UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD TO THE BATTERSEA BRIDGES – WILL BE CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION PROCESS, approximately 90 days, through to early September 2021. The project will preserve a section of historic stone abutment near the bridge and is designed to upgrade the current trail surface for accessibility and maintenance, increase the comfort and visibility of the trailhead, and help protect the Appomattox River’s water quality and natural habitats by maintaining the natural buffers along the shoreline.

The improvements are being funded by FOLAR through the generous support of The Mary Morton Parson Foundation, The Cameron Foundation, Virginia American Water, Vulcan Materials, and many contributors throughout the community. We are thankful for our community partners, donors, and members who support the work of FOLAR to complete the 25-mile long bicycle-pedestrian Appomattox River Trail for our communities!

For more information about this project, please contact Heather Barrar, FOLAR Regional Trails Program Director at or at (804) 512-4486.