Norfolk introduces a new place to play at the La Valette Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier.
Kayaking and fishing are outdoor favorites and now Norfolk residents have another way to easily and safely get out into the water.
The fishing pier and kayak launch is located at the end of La Valette Ave., just north of the Virginia Zoo.
The Lafayette River has been a huge focus for oyster and environment restoration and with help from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Elizabeth River Project and a generous grant through the Virginia Zone Coastal Management Program the water is healthy. Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space oversaw the installation of the fishing pier and kayak launch, which are ADA compliant, and just pone ore step in a larger plan to increase water access for residents.