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The BIL won first place in the Blissful Lights Contest among Registered Neighborhood Organizations. This beachy snowman display coincided with the First Annual Buckroe Lighthouse Holiday Illumination on December 3, 2016. Photography by Sandra Deans Snyder. 
Donald Blake and his daughter Davalyn.
The BIL won TWO awards at the 2017 Hampton Clean City Commission's volunteer recognition dinner.

Accepting the award Donald Blake and his granddaughter Davalyn; both are essential to our monthly cleanups in Buckroe. Many thanks to all of our volunteers!

"Former Bay Shore Hotel in Buckroe gets historic marker"

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources created the historic marker that highlights the building’s storied past that drew famous African-American entertainers, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway. 

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The Daily Press, June 18, 2018
The former Bay Shore Hotel circa 1910 - 1920.
Proposed Water Park at Buckroe

In June, 2017, plans for a large inflatable water park were postponed due to permits needed by the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VRMC). 

Hampton City Council has approved the project, however the structure has not yet been purchased. 

Citizens are urged to contact both VMRC and Hampton City City Council to share their opinions for or against the water park.

Matt Hull
Policy Manager
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Email: Matt.Hull@mrc.virginia.gov
Phone: (757) 247-2214

Hampton City Council
Email: council@hampton.gov
Phone: (757) 727-6315

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Plans for inflatable water park at Buckroe Beach postponed

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There’s a lot to love about the Peninsula, especially in the summer. Its historic sites, the scenic vistas, the public beaches and other ways to access the water — they all make this a special place.

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The Daily Press, June 25, 2019
Bay Shore Hotel, circa 1910 to 1920. (C. E. Cheyne Postcard / Buckroe Historical Society)

Buckroe Improvement League,Inc.
1968 E. Pembroke Avenue
Hampton, VA 23663
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"Hampton seeks developers to rebuild Buckroe beach"
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The Daily Press, April 22, 2019