LifestyleTotier Park: Albemarle County's Hidden Gem
Published Monday, September 21, 2015 Updated on Monday, September 21, 2015

Totier Park: Albemarle County's Hidden Gem

Nestled down a long gravel road, the lush and gorgeous Totier Creek Park is the hidden gem of the Albemarle County parks system. The park is comprised of three miles of shaded trails, a fully stocked reservoir with sunfish, bass, bluegill and catfish, and boasts a rich cultural history. With its close proximity to Scottsville, Totier Creek has become an ideal outdoor haven for nature lovers in the area.

Totier Creek hasn’t always the most visitor friendly park. After being dedicated in 1967, the park was subjected to neglect and vandalism for the next several decades. Over the last several years, however, through the care and dedication of local

Scottsville residents, who worked together in cleaning up the area and building hiking trails, the park has been revived and opened for visitors.

The park’s history stretches all the way back to 1751 when it belonged to one of the first families of Albemarle. Local legend also suggests that the land once belonged to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Visitors to the park can enjoy the extensive hiking trails and quaint picnic areas, aswell as water-based recreational sports such as boating and fishing. Scottsville town council members and residents hope that reviving old parks and establishing new

ones will contribute to the economic growth of the town and better the image of the

area as a green and nature-friendly place to live.