Looking into 2019: New Kent to welcome Colonial Downs, build new fire station, break ground on Pine Fork Park, find new elementary school location


This year will bring a multitude of capital projects and community assets to New Kent County.

The county is expected to break ground on Pine Fork Park, find a location for and start construction on a new elementary school and continue building a new fire station.

Live horse racing will hit the track at Colonial Downs in August, bringing live thoroughbred racing back to the commonwealth. The facility will also debut a new look and on-site, off-track betting and gaming emporium in April.

Pine Fork Park and Fire Station 5

The highly anticipated Pine Fork Park is expected to break ground in spring, according to Parks and Recreation director Kimberly...