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'''Jackson Park''' is a Charlottesville park located north of the [[Downtown Mall]].
#REDIRECT [[Court Square Park]]
[[image: Stonewall-jackson-statue.jpg|right|thumb|Stonewall Jackson statue]]
'''Jackson Park''' consists of 0.4 acres and includes all of the property bordered by Jefferson Street, Fourth Street N.E., High Street and the Albemarle County Court Building. A large equestrian monument of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, by [[Charles Keck]], is the focal point of the park. The park also contains well-maintained flower beds and a number of benches.
The park's land was originally known as McKee block.<ref name=K> Rourke. Kristen. "Marking History in Charlottesville." np. City Council Chambers, Charlottesville, VA. 30 May 2012. presentation. </ref>  The buildings on the property were torn down in 1918 and a school for white children was supposed to be built in their place.<ref name=K/>  Instead, [[Paul Goodloe McIntire]] purchased the property and donated it to the city as property as property for a park.<ref>"Charlottesville : Jackson Park." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 02 July 2010. <http://www.charlottesville.org/index.aspx?page=339>.</ref>.
The city's [[Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan|comprehensive plan]] classifies Jackson Park as an 'urban' park<ref name="compplan10">{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 10|url=http://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8182|author=|work=|publisher=City of Charlottesville|location=Charlottesville, Virginia|publishdate=|accessdate=October 19, 2010}}</ref>.
At the 2012 [[Virginia Festival of the Book]], City Councilor [[Kristin Szakos]] has raised questions over whether the Jackson statue in the park should be removed out of a concern it celebrates the state's Confederate past. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Historian talks Civil War as councilor wonders if statues should be torn down|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/mar/22/historian-talks-civil-war-councilor-wonders-if-sta-ar-1787271/|author=Ted Strong|pageno=|printdate=March 23, 2012|publishdate=March 22, 2012|accessdate=March 29, 2012|cturl=}}</ref>
==Local Voices, Local History==
| '''VIDEO CREDITS''': Narrated by [[Ashlin Smith]];<br> Graphic design: Jen Fleischer; Project Manager: Kristin Rourke.
==External links==
[http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=339 Jackson Park on City's website]
[http://audiotourcville.org/about/ Audiotour website: Source of video]
[[Category: Charlottesville Parks]]
[[Category: North Downtown]]

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