The Sculpture Gardens and Nature Trails, part of Holly Point Nature Park at Deltaville Maritime Museum reopened for visitors the weekend of June 13th. It has been closed since February due to two very dangerous tall pines which could have fallen on the paths at any time. The virus restrictions made the removal of these trees not only dangerous but complicated. However, thanks to Harvey’s Tree Service’s careful work on June 12th these trees were put safely on the ground quickly and the Trails opened the next day.
The Eastern, wooded section of the Nature Trails which was closed and included the Ruark Sculpture Garden is one of the most popular trails in the Park. It contains not only a wide variety of bronze and iron sculptures of wildlife and flora but several bench seat settings overlooking Mill Creek and the sculptures for quiet reflection.
The Trails extend from the Sculpture Garden, past the Waterfront Park, past the Children’s Garden and Exhibit Walk, across the Wildflower Meadow and into the Western Trails (still a work in progress) which end at the “Field of Dreams” and Deltaville Boatyard. A pleasant half hour walk will get you from end to end.
The Museum is currently closed and all other events on the 2020 calendar are still pending as we all await the loosening of the Phase II guidelines under Phase III of Governor Northam’s COVID-19 restrictions. Check our website for current schedules and any updates: www.deltavillemuseum.com
If the limit for outdoor gatherings is raised to 50% capacity, the Groovin in the Park season could possibly begin with the scheduled July 25th “Back to Woodstok” Special Performance.
Our 30+ acre Holly Point Nature Park is open dawn to dusk for a place for folks to get out of the house and outside in the fresh air. We are following the current level of restrictions by asking everyone to limit their use to walking, jogging, exercising and hiking. We also ask that any of you who come out to please follow required distancing(6 feet or more) and group limit protocols (50 or less) while in the Park. Make sure you respect the personal space of others using the Park. Outside bathrooms are closed but there is a portajohn in the Waterfront Park.
We are aware that some community groups are using the Park to hold small meetings so they can distance properly but still interact directly. The Maritime Park is happy to have you. It is not a requirement as we have plenty of room outside but, a call to the office making us aware would be helpful.
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station. The Park is open dawn to dusk daily. The Museum encourages boat and maritime equipment donations to help fund its operations.
To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, purchase event tickets, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804-776-7200.