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Blockhouse Point Conservation Park Master Plan

Division: Park Planning and Stewardship

The Final Plan

Blockhouse Point Conservation Park Master Plan (pdf, 13 MB) Approved and Adopted December 2003

This Master Plan provides background materials, describes the planning process and outlines a plan for the development of Blockhouse Point Conservation Park. It contains materials on natural and cultural resources, needs assessments, implementation strategies and cost estimates.

If you would like additional information on this project, please contact the Park Planning and Stewardship Division.

Table of Contents

Plan Concepts
Relationship to Other Plans
Natural & Cultural Resources
The Park Today
Plan Elements & Recommendations
Protection of Natural & Cultural Resources 19
Trails & Public Access 22
Interpretation 23
Increase Park Police Presence 24
Additional Park Acquisition 24
Callithea Farm & Civil War Interpretive Center 24
Implementation & Costs
Technical Appendix
Planning Process 27
Forest Stand Delineation 28
Archaeological Resources 33
Aquatic Survey Results 37
Wildlife & Breeding Bird Inventory 38
Plant Species List 39
Archaeological Data Chart 40

The Plan Process


  • Data collection


  • Develop Staff Draft Park Master Plan • Conduct field visits with interested groups and general public to gather additional input on plan • Complete field evaluations; develop and refine park concept; develop park layout • Develop text, maps, and graphics for publication
  • Public meeting to accept public comment and input on the development of a master plan for Blockhouse Point Conservation Park . workstation format to present important characteristics of the site to the public . Ask for public comments on staff’s analysis to date . Ask for public input on issues, site improvements, etc. to be addressed in the plan.


  • Review Public Hearing testimony at work-sessions with Planning Board
  • Publish Public Hearing Draft- item #15, December 18, 2003
  • Develop Public Hearing Draft
  • Public meeting to solicit public comment and input on the Staff Draft Master Plan
  • Publish Staff Draft Master Plan


Last Updated: October 2, 2018