On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia transferred the state’s portion of the land that makes up Fort Monroe National Monument to the National Park Service.
The event coincided with Founder’s Day when the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the 99th anniversary.
“The city is happy to see the formal and legal actions finalized that have been agreed to by all parties, and we are excited to see the official Park Service ownership of the historic parade ground and key buildings.” remarked Hampton Mayor George Wallace.
The Fort Monroe Authority and the National Park Service worked together to ensure a seamless transition in the area, which also includes the Paradise Ocean Club area and the RV park.
The northernmost beach area is not included in the land transfer. The area commonly known as “Dog Beach” is expected to be transferred from the Army directly to the Park Service after environmental issues are settled.
source: City of Hampton Virginia
Published: August 21, 2015 | Updated: February 2, 2018