Fauquier County

Wish there were more transportation and recreational options in Remington that both reconnect the community and encourage active lifestyles? Good news! In 2016 we received a grant from the PATH Foundation to improve park, trail, and pedestrian opportunities in this small but fast-growing community in southern Fauquier County. The grant includes two parts: 1) $19,000 toward creating public access on the Rappahannock Station Battlefield Park and 2) $45,000 for the Remington Walks planning project.

More information on this effort below:

Rappahannock Station Battlefield Park

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Phase 1 of park construction was funded in the approved 2018 County budget!

Rappahannock Station Battlefield Park is a 26-acre site along the Rappahannock River just outside of the Town of Remington. In 2006, PEC worked with partner organizations and private donors to raise $500,000 to match the County's $375,000 to purchase the site. PEC put an easement on the property and then transferred it to the County. In 2010, an American Battlefield Preservation Program was awarded to the County which funded the creation of the "Rappahannock Station I & II Civil War Battlefield Master Plan." The plan was adopted in 2012, but little progress was made toward implementing the plan.

In 2017, PEC renewed the push for the Rappahannock Station Battlefield Park with help from the $19,000 PATH Foundation grant and a $5,000 grant from the Kordlant Fund. With these additional funds and the strong support of Supervisor Chris Butler, Phase 1 of the park construction was funded in the approved 2018 County budget. Phase 1 includes survey work, access to the site, parking, and construction of an interpretive trail around the property.

Remington Walks!

The Piedmont Environmental Council is leading an effort, in partnership with various community groups and the Town of Remington, to develop a plan for future walking routes, trails, sidewalks, parks and bikeways. We will be in Remington between April 19th-21st for a series of events.

  • Public Open House and Listening Session
    Remington Methodist Church
    150 W. Bowen St. Remington, VA 22734 
    Wednesday, April 19th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Learn about the project and share your ideas! At the Open House and Listening Session, members of the public will be invited to share input and ideas with the project team about future walking routes, sidewalks, trails, parks and bikeways. Refreshments will be provided. Register to attend >>

  • Public Presentation & Community Event
    Remington Methodist Church
    150 W. Bowen St. Remington, VA 22734
    Friday, April 21st, 2017, 6:00pm start

    This will be the final event of the three day workshop. The consultant will present draft recommendations that were developed during the 3-day workshop and take feedback from the community. Dinner will be available at 6pm with project displays around the parish hall for you to review. Afterwards there will be a showing of Star Wars: A Force Awakens. We invite you to come for the Remington Walks presentation and stay for the fun! Register to attend>>


Please contact Julie Bolthouse, The Piedmont Environmental Council, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (540-347-2334 ext. 7042) with any questions. Both events are free. However, RSVP'ing is strongly desired to help with logistics. Register online using the links above or by calling Julie.

Your participation is key to the success of this effort! Consultants and nationally-recognized leaders in walkability, Toole Design Group, will facilitate the engaging and community-led process that will result in a prioritized plan for future investments.

Our partners include the Remington Community Garden, Remington Community Partnership, Fauquier Trails Coalition, Friends of the Rappahannock, the Town of Remington, and Fauquier County Economic Development and Parks and Recreation.

Points of Interest

Keep in mind that:

  • Remington is a small but fast growing community near the Rappahannock River with both a significant influx of new commuter residents and a core of long-standing residents. Many of the new households are young families with children. Remington also has a diverse population and a number of elderly residences.
  • Being an old railroad community, there are few sidewalks and getting around with a stroller or in a wheel-chair is difficult. Although the area is beautiful with an abundance of historical and natural amenities, there are few common areas for recreation, tourism, and there is no official public access to the river.
  • Our goal through this project is to develop a plan for future parks, trails, sidewalks, and bikeways in the greater Remington community and create an action plan that includes potential funding opportunities for implementing the plan!

Additional background information on both Rappahannock Station Park and Remington Walks can be found in our 2016 member newsletter article titled "A small town with a lot to offer".

 
 
 

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