Travel Log – 9/11/2007
Today we spent the day with staff from DSA at the main office. Meetings included a meet and greet reception, a discussion of the agency’s performance test, check in with the project sponsor, a coordination team meeting, and a dinner at the local Italian/Greek restaurant. It was a very full day! And unusually hot and humid fall day, so we were glad to stay indoors.
~ Lisa and Rick
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. Like all Virginia municipalities incorporated as cities, it is an independent city and not part of any county (Richmond County is unrelated, and located more than 53 miles away in the northeast region of the state). Richmond is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Ara (MSA) and the Greater Richmond area. Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, the city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 in central Virginia. As of 2006, the city’s estimated population is 192,913, with a metro area population of approximately 1.2 million.
The city operates one of the oldest municipal park systems in the country. The park system began when the city council voted in 1851 to acquire 7.5 acres, now known as Monroe Park. Today, Monroe Park sits adjacent to the Virginia Commonwealth University campus and is one of more than 40 parks comprising a total of more than 1,500 acres.