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Correction: Powhatan State Park story

Monday - 7/8/2013, 11:41am  ET

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) -- In a story July 6 about the opening of Powhatan State Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state has provided seed money to develop a mountain biking center at the park. The biking center will be developed at Pocahontas State Park.

A corrected version of the story is below:

New Va. state park along James River christened

Virginia's 36th park along James River formally launched, originally part of correctional center

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) -- Virginia has opened its 36th state park, a 1,564-acre property along the James River.

Gov. Bob McDonnell was the keynote speaker Saturday as the Powhatan State Park was christened. It was originally part of the Beaumont Correctional Center.

The state Department of Juvenile Justice transferred the property to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation 10 years ago.

In a statement, McDonnell said the park will become an economic and cultural attraction for Powhatan County.

The governor also announced funding of $50,000 to serve as seed money in developing an International Mountain Biking Association ride center at Pocahontas State Park.

Powahatan State Park will eventually include camping, cabins and other improvements.


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