McGuffey Park

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McGuffey Park is a 1.1 acre park next to the McGuffey Art Center at Second Street N.W. and Jefferson Street. A 2007 renovation brought a new playground and other features, and was funded by a group called McGuffey Friends. [1]

The Charlottesville Community Design Center also contributed to the renovation[2].

The city's comprehensive plan classifies McGuffey Park as an 'urban' park[3].

Transaction history

In 1945, the city donated to the land to the Charlottesville School Board. In 1974, the School Board gave the land as well as the McGuffey School as a gift to form the park and art center[2].


  1. Web. Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Update for City Council, May 2013, Brian Daly, City of Charlottesville, retrieved May 10, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Charlottesville : McGuffey Park, City of Charlottesville, retrieved October 19, 2010.
  3. Web. Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 10, City of Charlottesville, Charlottesville, Virginia, retrieved October 19, 2010.

External links

McGuffey Park on City website