City council discusses renaming Lee Park in Petersburg

City council discusses renaming Lee Park in Petersburg
City council in Petersburg is set to discuss renaming Lee Park. (Source: Pixabay)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - City council in Petersburg is set to discuss renaming Lee Park.

A public hearing will take place on July 21 to rename Lee Park to Petersburg Memorial Park.

The park was named in honor of General Robert E. Lee, but council court documents say the name is no longer reflective of the city’s beliefs.

Copyright 2020 WWBT. All rights reserved.