Rives Park

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Rives Park is a 4.3 acre park located on the southeast side of Charlottesville, in Hogwaller. [1] New amenities were built in 2014. [citation needed]


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Background

The city manager told the City Council in January 1954 that he had found a location for Little League baseball. [2] The city paid $2,250 for the property a month later. [3]

Rives Park is located on Rives Streeet between Florence and Monticello Roads. Features include half of a basketball cout, a picnic shelter, a playground and an athletic field. The park went through the master planning process in 2007 and 2008 and renovations began in January 2014 following a slight delay. [4]

Gardens

The Rives Park community garden was established in 2015 and contains 12 plots measuring 20′x20′ each.[5] The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board received 54 individual public comments, 100% of which were supportive of creating the garden.[6] It was approved by the City Council on September 15, 2014[7] over opposition from the Belmont-Carlton Neighborhood Association.


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References

  1. Web. Rives Park, Parks and Recreation, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, February 1, 1954.
  3. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, February 15, 1954.
  4. Web. Rives Park Planning Page, Parks and Recreation, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 9, 2012.
  5. Web. The constant gardeners: Community gardens become a place of refuge for all, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, August 17, 2016, retrieved 2018-10-09.
  6. Web. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – Agenda Item, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – Agenda Item, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 2018-10-09.
  7. Web. Agenda for September 15, 2014 Charlottesville City Council, City of Charlottesville, September 15, 2014., retrieved 2018-10-09.

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