Tag: McIntire Park East

  • Public Meeting on Design Plan for McIntire Park East – May 3

    Public Meeting on Design Plan for McIntire Park East – May 3

    BIG changes are coming to McIntire Park East! A Public Meeting to review the Design Plan will be held on June 3 at the Carver Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30 pm. Draft conceptual park designs that will be shown at the open house Tuesday, June 3 will be available on our website on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. […]

  • McIntire Skate Park | McIntire Park East | View latest news & send comments to consultants

    McIntire Skate Park | McIntire Park East | View latest news & send comments to consultants

    We will all soon see the new Skate Park from the 250 Bypass. It sounds very interesting both to glimpse from the road and to visit! The consultants will return with final design plans to present to the public and city by the end of June. “I would encourage even people who don’t skate to come, […]

  • Butterfly Garden or Butterfly House?

    Butterfly Garden or Butterfly House?

    As I have mentioned before,  I am hoping for a butterfly garden in McIntire Park East. Our family recently visited the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.  One of the photos below is the welcoming, shady seat for observing the rose garden. Of particular interest was the “Butterflies Live “exhibit in the conservatory.  We […]

  • New Virginia Loves Pollinators License Plate – Bees, butterflies, other pollinators flock to the same plants.

    New Virginia Loves Pollinators License Plate – Bees, butterflies, other pollinators flock to the same plants.

    Instead of a butterfly garden, perhaps we need a “Pollinators Garden” in McIntire Park East! Virginia license plate approved! Two more days to “Bee” a founder: http://www.pollinatorplates.com/p/home.html Most pollinators throughout North America are trending downward in population; some are facing a drastic decline, and others are believed to have already gone extinct. The disappearance of […]

  • New Ideas for McIntire Park – the Center of Our Charlottesville PLACE

    A new park in the center of town? That is exactly what will happen soon when McIntire Park East becomes easily accessible with the completion of the McIntire Bridge and the 250/McIntire Rd Interchange. Charlottesville’s McIntire Park may one day welcome not only skateboarders and visitors to a future botanical garden, but also residents commuting to work. A […]

  • My Dream – a Butterfly Garden in McIntire Park East

    My friends in the North American Butterfly Association have lots of helpful information, including a comprehensive Central Virginia Butterfly Gardening Brochure by Marlene A. Condon.   I am pleased to be a member of NABA as well as a member of their National Butterfly Center! National Butterfly Center in the news: National Butterfly Center, Mission: The 5-acre cultivated garden in this […]