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Buckroe Fishing Pier Renamed

Published: December 13, 2015

The Hampton City Council recently renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director. Wilson plans to retire in January 2016.

A resolution approved by Council noted that Wilson was hired by the city as a landscape supervisor in 1971 and has dedicated 44 years to the citizens of Hampton.

Over the years, Wilson was involved in managing the lifeguards at Buckroe Beach, closing the Buckroe amusement park, renovating and relocating the Hampton Carousel and reopening of Pier One. After Hurricane Isabel, he lead the project to rebuilding the fishing pier.

source: City of Hampton Virginia