How do you build a satellite park in Virginia, even if you’re just building it out of Lego bricks?
Well, you can.
This year, the US Virgin Islands National Park Board has begun building a satellite facility in Virginias backyard that will be open to visitors from June 14 to Aug. 6.
The park’s satellite park will offer visitors a glimpse of the island’s natural wonders and will include a new pavilion, outdoor pavilion and water play area.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary cruise from the US Navy’s USS Independence, a replica of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“I was just looking for something to do on my summer vacation and I thought, ‘I can do something with Lego,'” said park board member Brian Ewing.
The project is the brainchild of a small group of volunteers.
It’s an idea Ewing had to start in December after his son died of leukemia, and he quickly realized how much Lego would make the project more fun.
The plan is to have visitors spend four days on the island enjoying all that Virginias beautiful beaches and parks.
It will take about three hours for an adult to walk around the island and about 30 minutes for children to ride their bikes.
Ewing said he hopes the satellite park can be used to entertain children and help tourists relax.
“There’s so many great things about the island, and I wanted to do something to make sure they were aware of that,” Ewing explained.