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Riverwalk Landing is the crown jewel of the county's $24 million revitalization of the Yorktown waterfront that touched up everything from streetlights to sidewalks.
That was in 2005, and the county is still spending — $110,850 is budgeted this year— to keep it looking good.
The tourist hotspot operates 365 days a year, according to county spokesperson Gail Whittaker. During the peak summer season, custodial services are provided by the county from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. along the landing, waterfront and picnic area.
The county hires staff to clean the landing's bathrooms and restock them with supplies like toliet paper and paper towels, empty the 90 trash cans dotting the area, remove debris from the parking garage, clean the Freight Shed after events and help out during special events.
Rockett can be reachec by phone at 757-247-4942.
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