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Community / Regional Parks
Benjamin Tonsler Park
Tonsler Park is one of the busiest parks in Charlottesville.
Booker T. Washington Park
The park contains only 9.25 acres but remains one of the most heavily used parks.
Darden Towe Park
This park is jointly owned by the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville.
Forest Hills Park
Lofty oak trees and a magnificent view of Carter's Mountain highlight the 7.35 acres of rolling land which make up this popular park, which was originally known as Forest Park.
Greenleaf Park consists of 14 acres of grassy hillsides with hardwood and evergreen trees.
Heyward Community Forest
142 acres of undeveloped forested land with rock outcrops and mountainous topography. It is intended to be used for environmental education, forest preservation, and trail purposes.
Ivy Creek Natural Area
The Ivy Creek Natural Area is a 219-acre natural area jointly owned by the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville.
McIntire Park contains land originally donated by Paul Goodloe McIntire and other lands purchased from multiple property owners, and continues to be one of the most popular parks in the City.
Meade Park is located at the corner of Meade Avenue and Chesapeake Street and is 5.2 acres in size.
Meadow Creek Gardens
Originally acquired in 1963 as a park, Meadowcreek has since evolved into a set of 73 garden plots where residents can rent space to grow flowers and vegetables.
Pen Park, located of East Rio Road on Pen Park Road, is often referred to as the "gem" of the City park system.
Ragged Mountain Natural Area
The Ragged Mountain Natural Area near Charlottesville, Virginia, is a beautiful 980-acre forest of mature oak, hickory, poplar, pine, and maple trees with a lake that serves as part of the community water supply, and more than four miles of shoreline.