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Transformational Projects

Virginia Museum of Natural History  — A 28,000 square-foot campus located on the banks of the South River interpreting the unique attributes of the Shenandoah Valley providing regional opportunities for science literacy.  Read more about the project or view information about corporate naming opportunities.

Sunset Park — Development of a portion of the 107-acre property, including closed-landfill passive recreational uses and a trail system for walking and mountain biking.   Read More

South River Preserve/Constitution Park  — Plans are underway to redevelop the park into a signature 11- acre park along the banks of the South River.  The park will feature a number of natural resources including advanced storm water management, in-stream and riparian habitats, fishing and river access points, increased tree canopy and pollinator meadow trails that will be woven into an active park setting.  Read More

Blue Ridge Tunnel  — After a nearly twenty year restoration process, the historic Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel has opened as an exciting recreation and heritage destination connecting Waynesboro/Augusta County to Nelson County. It provides walking and biking opportunities, and links with the surrounding recreational resources such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive, the Appalachian Trail, and the TransAmerica Bicycle Route 76.  Read More

East Main Street — East Main Street, Highway 250, is a critical entrance corridor connecting Waynesboro to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trail, and other historic and recreational assets to the south and east. In early 2019 Waynesboro was selected as the recipient of the Creative Economic Development Consulting (CEDC) Creative Give Back award. CEDC studied the corridor during spring and summer 2019 and produced a Redevelopment Strategy and Marketing Plan in fall 2019. The complete study can be found here and an executive summary here.

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