- Nov 24, 2012
When BGW opened so many years ago, did the park have asphalt like Kings Dominion or aggregate like today?
Nora said:It was asphalt, but not exactly like Kings Dominion. It changed over to aggregate pretty early when it was still called the Old Country. Here is a link to a photo showing the original 1975 asphalt: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=175938945892959&set=a.175938482559672.1073741830.149401725213348&type=3&theater
Nora said:There used to be flat asphalt around it, but that area is now shaped to look like textured brick and painted gray.
Nora said:The other thing I wish to bring notice to is that the current aggregate ground cover is sectioned in panels all over the park.
Instead of patching up potholes in asphalt that looks horrid after a few years; the sections allow an easy fix of removing one section and re-pouring a new pad.
Look around next time you are in the park and see if one panel looks newer than another. It is a great solution to keeping the park looking beautiful and well maintained.
Nora said:The red cobblestone path- correct. There used to be flat asphalt around it, but that area is now shaped to look like textured brick and painted gray. The red walkway is still there though.