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Va. To Create New State Park in Loudoun County

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RICHMOND, Va. — A new state park is being created in Loudoun County.

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that the Old Dominion Land Conservancy of Purcellville has reached an agreement with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to donate 600 acres for a state park.

Virginia has 36 state parks open for the public. The new property will join state lands in Stafford, Shenandoah, Gloucester, Henry and Albemarle counties that are in various stages of development as future state parks.

The state park system hosts more than eight million visits per year with an annual economic impact to the surrounding communities of about $206 million.

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