Emancipation Park (formerly known as Lee Park) contains all of the land bounded by Jefferson Street, First Street N.E., Market Street and Second Street N.E. The land was donated to the City by Paul Goodloe McIntire in memory of his parents in 1917 to be used as a public park. Dominating the park at its highest point stands an imposing equestrian monument to Robert E. Lee. The statue was conceived by Henry M. Shrady, completed by Leo Lentelli, and presented by Mr. McIntire to the City in 1924. The 1.04 acres of raised land provides a pleasant lunchtime oasis in the downtown area, with many benches, a number of tables, and colorful flowers and shrubbery. Emancipation Park (formally known as Lee Park), as well as Justice Park (formally known at Jackson Park), are part of the Virginia Civil War Trails.
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The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville ( DBAC) has created a new program to celebrate and share the varied arts and artists found within our Downtown community. Each Saturday, beginning September 30th at 11am, free classes will be offered to anyone who wants to join us. Artists, musicians, businesses and individuals who work and live... more
- Address: 2nd Street NE and Market Street
- Dates: Recurring weekly on Saturday until November 4, 2017
Arts in the Park is a series of classes and workshops celebrating downtown Charlottesville's art, music, and culture. Every Saturday there will be two free classes being held in Emancipation Park in morning and afternoon sessions. See you there! more