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    As being a recent new-comber to the site, I am not sure if I am doing this right so please bare with me.

    In our last OC Breakfast I heard some mention of the thought of having an OC picnic in the Richmond area. I thought that was a good idea and any help and guidance in how we could get one off the ground would be appreciated.

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    kennys wrote:
    As being a recent new-comber to the site, I am not sure if I am doing this right so please bare with me.

    In our last OC Breakfast I heard some mention of the thought of having an OC picnic in the Richmond area. I thought that was a good idea and any help and guidance in how we could get one off the ground would be appreciated.
    First we need to pick a place Kenny. There are tons of parks aroound. Then a Date and time...from there, it's up for grabs. I would suggest a Sunday.

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    peter nap wrote:
    kennys wrote:
    As being a recent new-comber to the site, I am not sure if I am doing this right so please bare with me.

    In our last OC Breakfast I heard some mention of the thought of having an OC picnic in the Richmond area. I thought that was a good idea and any help and guidance in how we could get one off the ground would be appreciated.
    First we need to pick a place Kenny. There are tons of parks aroound. Then a Date and time...from there, it's up for grabs. I would suggest a Sunday.
    Noooo! Saturday! Must be a Saturday!

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    kennys wrote:
    As being a recent new-comber to the site, I am not sure if I am doing this right so please bare with me.

    In our last OC Breakfast I heard some mention of the thought of having an OC picnic in the Richmond area. I thought that was a good idea and any help and guidance in how we could get one off the ground would be appreciated.
    First we need to pick a place Kenny. There are tons of parks aroound. Then a Date and time...from there, it's up for grabs. I would suggest a Sunday.
    Noooo! Saturday! Must be a Saturday!
    Saturdays are work days for me but I have more flexibility than most here, so pick the best day for everyone.

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    Let me do a little cut and paste and see what you think. I have been at this park several times for family reunion and it seems like a really good family friendly park. It gives the children things to do as the adults talk.

    Crump Park is a refreshing bit of nature and history amidst the suburbanisation of western Henrico County. Officially named General Sheppard Crump Memorial Park, this county park is complete with a duck pond (stocked with catfish), playground, and an open meadow for kite flying. The park's best part is Elizabeth A. Crump Manor, circa 1810, now part of the Meadow Farm Museum. There are nature and exercise trails, three ponds (one for fishing) wooded play areas with slides, tyre swings, etc. picnic shelters, an orientation centre, a 19th century living history museum. Meadow Farm, one of the last remaining 19th-century farms in Henrico County, is an 1860 living historical farm focusing on middle-class rural life just before the War for Southern Independence. On selected weekends, costumed interpreters provide insights into the lives of Dr. John Sheppard, the owner of Meadow Farm, and his family. They portray daily and seasonal activities in the farmhouse, barn, doctor's office, blacksmith's forge, kitchen, fields, and pastures.

    Address: 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    Directions: From I-295: Take the WOODMAN RD SOUTH exit 45B. 0.2 mi. (0.3 km.); Merge onto Woodman Rd. 0.3 mi. (0.5 km.); Turn RIGHT onto Mountain Rd. 1.9 mi. (3.1 km.)

    I thought Sunday was a good day as well, but I am open to what best sutes every one interested.


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    Sounds good to me and for the members coming any distance, it's close to the interstate.

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    peter nap wrote:
    Sounds good to me and for the members coming any distance, it's close to the interstate.
    That's what I was thinking, rather than down town Richmond. Easy access 95, 295, Rt1 and 64. I believe that covers most directions.

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    I would be up for it on either a Saturday or Sunday, thoughI kind of liked Grapeshot's suggestion of Monroe park

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    I agree to an extent, but what I am looking at is not just for the adults but children as well. The park I mention has plenty to keep them occupied less the hassle of going into the center of Richmond.

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    Depending on how this flies over the next day or so I will check pavilion availability and if we can get it together will reserve one. Saturday or Sunday is good with me although more people may be better off with Sunday as some work schedules would have it, but want to wait and see what the consensus is.

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    I've been toCrump park numerous times with my family. They have nice covered picnic tables right in the area where the payground is. It also has some nice animal and (not sure of the time frames) some pre-civil war history attached. I definitely vote for this site, sat. or sun is fine...

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    kennys wrote:
    Depending on how this flies over the next day or so I will check pavilion availability and if we can get it together will reserve one. Saturday or Sunday is good with me although more people may be better off with Sunday as some work schedules would have it, but want to wait and see what the consensus is.
    Book it, they will come.

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    Heck, I might make the trip from Fairfax County.

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    I guess I can make it. I would almost suggest Forest Hill Park off of Forest Hill Avenue in Southside Richmond. Pavillion #2 still has a no guns sign. We could take a group photo in front of it.
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    Crump is one of our local parks, and we go a lot.There's a playground for the kids and geocaching for those interested. There's plenty of room for parking close to the picnic area/playground.

    We were just there last month for a b-day party and the smaller covered picnic area will hold 30-40 folks easily. There's another in the middle of the playground that will hold probably 50-60 people.

    http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/meadow_farm.html

    Park map: http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/Park...p_RFP_Park.pdf

    Shelter reservations: http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/pdf/shelter.pdf

    ETA: If we do this on a weekend expect large crowds and tons of kids. Should be fun.

    My vote is for a Sat.
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    I'm up for a picnic, but I'm not a "summer" person - the heat & I do not get along well. That said, I'll be glad to lend support to the project in any way I can, including coming out & sweating over a burger & soda or over the coals to cook.

    Kenney - here's the deal - you started this, so you get to be head honcho. You pick the place, the time, the logistics (search for the recent NoVa picnic at Burke Park for ideas), and get whatever credit or blame might be handed out for starting the project.

    Everybody else shows their support by the amount they pitch in. Go for it!

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    Skid over the coals - now there is a novel idea.

    Picnics are always a great way to get together and we haven't had one in Richmond in too long. Looks like that is being rectified.

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    No pressure Kennys... None at all!

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    Crump is a fun park to go to with the kids. I think if we got the picnic area right by the playground then that would keep the kids very entertained. I think the kids that come to the dinners do great for it being late then having to sit while their parents chat. I think it will be great for them to have a chance to play together.

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    What I can say at this point is I have printed the application, I am waiting for a response from the parks department as to what the number is for the shelter at the playground. I know it is going to be in August on a Saturday or Sunday, Dependant on what they tell me about availability. Helpfully it will cool down a little by than. I am not a Henrico county resident so it will cost me a little more for the shelter but I will be reserving it all day. After I get all of the above worked out and have a date we can figure the rest as we go.

    I have gotten a few definite maybe from some people I know, and being it would be in this area of town with plenty to do for children there is a better chance they will come out and see what we are all about.

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    I can reserve the shelter, as it's double the price for you to do it. Let me know which you want to get.
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    bnkrazy wrote:
    I can reserve the shelter, as it's double the price for you to do it. Let me know which you want to get.
    I am trying to find the number on it. Its the one on the right by the playground as you enter the park. That would be great if you could, and I can reimburse you or something. I am tied up on June 9 just so you know and I am as well trying to keep from conflict on any other OC events. The pavilion max on the form states 50, but I doubt as wide open as the park is 50 will not be under it at one time as we have had triple digits for family reunion's there.

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    It looks like the one I am thinking of is #2 It looks like it is availible on 9-2 which is a Sunday all day. There are even later dates as well. Here is the cut and paste for what I have.

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    Crump shelters on Saturdays- 7/25 none available, 8/1 #2(playground) 3p-dusk, 8/8 #1 9a-2p, 8/15 #1 all day, 8/22 none, 8/29 #1 3p- dusk & #2 9a-2p;on Sundays 7/26 #1 9a-2p, 8/2 #2 9a-dusk, 8/9 #1 & #2 9a-2p, 8/16 #1 9a-dusk & #2 9a-2p, 8/23 #1 9a-2p & #2 9a-dusk, 8/30 #1 & #2 9a-dusk. All shelters can accommodate approximately 50 people with 6 tables. Each time slot is $25 for residents of Henrico and $50 for non residents. To reserve a shelter a shelter reservation form (www.co.henrico.va.us/rec ) must be completed by the payee and payment submitted no later than 5 business days prior to your event date .Payments may be mailed to the address at the bottom of the form or presented in person at Deep Run Rec. Ctr., Henrico Rec. & Parks Dept., Belmont Rec. Ctr., Dorey Park Rec. Ctr. Or Confederate Hills Rec. Ctr.

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