Charleston approves 65-acre recreational land donation

December 18, 2019 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston, West Virginia, is about to get a new park.

The city council on Monday approved a donation of 65 acres (26 hectares) of woodlands in South Hills that is set to become a new recreation area with trails and other activities.

The land, which comes as three adjoined parcels, was donated by Callen Jones McJunkin and will be called The Herbert and Gloria Jones Woodlands. The purpose of donating the land was to preserve its natural setting and create a passive recreation spot, a news release from the city said.

The city will maintain and enhance the area with the help of community volunteers.

“Because of this generous donation, members of our community will have greater opportunities to take part in family-fun and create lasting memories for generations,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin.