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Nine-acre plot of land to become a park in Blacksburg

The new park is dedicated to long-time county supervisor Annette Perkins

BLACKSBURG, Va. – A nine-acre plot of land that used to be owned by the American Electric Power company and Montgomery County will now become the town of Blacksburg's newest park.

The park is being dedicated to long-time county supervisor Annette Perkins, who advocated for the land to become a park for the past two decades. She says it's the result she's always hoped for.

"To me... it was good. It was good for the county, and everyone in the county of course can use it, but it's primarily going to be for most of the citizens in this area, but we hope everyone will come and use it," said Perkins.

Montgomery County officially transferred ownership of the park over to the town Sunday. The land, located off Shelor Lane in Blacksburg, is dedicated with a plaque titling it "the Meadow" and will be open for public use as a park.