Luray Downtown Initiative Community Development

Community Development

Community Input Survey Link

The survey (part of the upcoming Transformation Strategies service with Main Street America) is now live! Use the QR code or URL: to participate.

Please share the survey link with as many partners/stakeholders as possible, including the town, chamber, newspaper, schools, county, other economic development entities, business and property owners, residents, etc. Generally, a minimum of 200 surveys is needed for the analysis, but there is no limit.

Creekside Pocket Park
Creekside Pocket Park is ready to welcome locals and visitors this harvest season.


Luray’s Pocket Park provides a beautiful photo opportunity, place for visitors to stop and stretch their legs, and view of the Hawksbill Creek and Hawksbill Greenway. A block off Main and Broad Street, anyone walking around the downtown can easily located the park just down the hill from the central stoplight.

Decorated seasonally by the Luray Downtown Initiative and Town of Luray, this season, the harvest is on full display with a variety of colors and styles of gourds and pumpkins alongside haybales and cornstalks.


“Governor Northam Awards Funding for 18 Community Development Projects Across Virginia” and LDI is a recipient!

On August 11, 2020, LDI was awarded $25,000 toward their project “Get Out of Your Car in Luray.” The funds are part of the COVID-19 economic recovery efforts from the state; these funds are geared toward downtown revitalizations and this program looks to provide a new pocket park along the renowned Hawksbill Greenway. Read the full press release on the program and other grant recipients from Governor Ralph Northam’s Office.

The new park, aptly named Creekside Commons, is located on Broad Street, just before our 4-way entrance into Downtown Luray. The park will provide much needed additional parking, handicap accessible picnic tables, benches and more! We will also have a new photo opportunity for locals and tourists to commemorate their time in our beautiful town!

LDI and the Town of Luray have already begun working on the park, but need help from the local community. Donations are being collected by Meredith Dees, LDI Program Director, and Morgan Housden, Town of Luray Parks & Recreation Assistant Superintendent. These donations will help equip the park with picnic tables, benches, bike racks, and trash/recycling cans. Interested in getting involved and donating? Download the 2021 Creekside Commons Pocket Park Donation Form!