Protect Dove's Landing Park: Master Planning Process Opens
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Hellwig Administration Building Board Room, 14420 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA 20112, click here to read the invitation.
The Prince William Parks Dept. is hosting a meeting to open the Master Planning Process for Dove's Landing Park. Your comments are important!
Our priority is to ensure Dove's Landing natural area parkland is permanently protected with a conservation easement.
Dove's Landing is a 235-acre undeveloped Prince William County Park located at the confluence of the Occoquan River and Cedar Run, upstream from Lake Jackson. Dove's Landing protects one-mile of shoreline along the Occoquan River. The property encompasses at least two high quality wetland areas as well as significant floodplain and upland forests.
This great natural area is centrally located, just one mile from the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Route 234. Dove's Landing provides Prince William residents with a high quality natural area along the Occoquan River for a walk in the woods and wildlife watching.
The Prince William County Board of Supervisors originally purchased the property in 1996, after a developer tried to force the county to purchase increased public access rights.
Since that time, the property remained vacant, with a “Public Land - Keep Out” sign posted at the boundary for nearly 20 years. It was opened to the public in the fall of 2015.
The County already owned the property, and minimal improvements were required to open it to public use. Dove's Landing was an opportunity for Prince William County to provide high quality services to residents at virtually no cost to taxpayers.
On June 29, 2007, specialists from the Prince William Conservation Alliance and the Prince William County Park Authority walked the eastern portion of the property. Everyone was impressed with the quality and diversity of wildlife habitats. Existing trails are located outside the Resource Preservation Area, minimizing negative impacts to the Occoquan River while still providing a view of this beautiful waterway. The gently sloping landscape, open forest and scenic appearance create inviting and accessible conditions for residents of all ages.
Click here to view our preliminary plant list and here to view photos of our public tours at Dove's Landing.