The Town Council voted to sell the Eleanor Park land at their meeting on September 19, 2018.Sign the Petition to Save Eleanor Park
It was meant to remain as open space for all time. Henry J. Kintz was the developer of the White Point Farm subdivision and he established the spot and other amenities in 1882. It was "to have and to hold the same in trust for the benefit and enjoyment of the owners of the lots in said subdivision forever." (Deed Book #43, Westmoreland County, Virginia, pgs. 20-22)
Enjoyed by many as a camping area, the nearly 2-acre site later became a residential plot with annual leases for trailer owners once the town installed water and electric service there. Those trailers were removed from the park beginning around 2009.
Other land which had been originally dedicated to the lot owners for their use and enjoyment has been sold to private individuals. This beautiful block which fronts on Irving Avenue is all that's left and features superb waterfront views of the Potomac River and tall shade trees..