Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

G Gathering Visitors celebrate new additions at Great Bridge Lock Park

Visitors celebrate new additions at Great Bridge Lock Park



Chesapeake Parks and Recreation recently sponsored an event at The Great Bridge Lock Park. Visitors had a chance to see the new playground and the newly installed decorative medallion and Civil War anchor.


Senator Harry Blevins, left, with Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation and retired Chesapeake Curcuit Judge E. Preston Grissom.

The Honorable E. Preston Grissom, left, with former Chesapeake City Manager Durwood Curling.

City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation Coordinator of Events Gail Bradshaw and President Robert A. Clifton.

Councilman Bryan L. Collins spoke inn support of the improvements made to the Great Bridge Lock Park.

Great Bridge United Methodist Church Pastor Danny J. Kesner, left, with First Baptist Church of Crestwood's Reverend Christopher Boyd.

The Calypso Medallion on display at the Great Bridge Lock park, represents the spirit of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal because she was the first vessel to transit the finished canal in 1859.

President of Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation and Former City of Chesapeake Mayor William E. Ward, with Jean A. Carideo.

Director for Southeastern Virginia Canals and Navigation Society and Trustee George Ramsey with Treasurer of Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Jean A. Carideo.

Great Bridge Lock Park playground.