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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

134-5088 Civilian Conservation Corps Parks in Virginia, MPD (CCC State Parks)

For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/08/2006

NRHP Listing Date 10/31/2012

This Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) Form facilitates the nomination to the registers of state parks in Virginia were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Emergency Conservation Work Act eventually provided the resource needed to create the Virginia state parks through the CCC. In 1934, the NPS Branch of Planning and State Cooperation Region One office relocated to Richmond. This move provided the opportunity for NPS and Virginia state park officials, also based in Richmond, to work together. Frederick Fay, a landscape architect in the Region One office, worked closely with Robin Burson, the landscape engineer most responsible for the development of the Virginia state parks.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 17, 2018