Market Street Park
2nd Street NE and Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Market Street Park (formerly known as Emancipation or 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. Market Street Park (formally known as Lee Park), as well as Justice Park (formally known at Jackson Park), are part of the Virginia Civil War Trails.