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Market Street Park


Market Street Park, East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Best Nature Play Themes

Park Narrative Summary & Directions

Market St Park is a square block accessible from all sides. It is highly maintained, with grassy areas and interspersed vegetation including some trees that are suitable for climbing. There is an especially climbable tree directly behind the Lee statue. There are benches throughout the park for parents to sit on.

All Nature Play Themes

Risk Play Opportunities

Tree climbing can be risky play.

Transportation Infrastructure

Sidewalks, Bike Lanes, Street Parking, Bus Stop

Accessibility Considerations

There are sidewalks throughout the entire park.

Safety Factors

While this park is highly visible, it is close to the Haven, which means there are sometimes a few people experiencing homelessness in the park.

Ecological Educational Opportunities

The Robert E Lee statue can be a learning opportunity. There are beds of flowers that likely should not be messed with.