|Tonsler Park is one of the busiest
parks in Charlottesville.
Its location on Cherry Avenue at
Street S.W. is in close vicinity to the neighborhood supermarket and
commercial establishments which makes it a popular place to
Small children, teenagers and families gather to enjoy the recreation
tennis courts, life-size chess board, lighted basketball courts, Little
League field, large sprinkler shower and extensive playground
City Recreation and Leisure Services has contact information on the
center available here.
Originally acquired in 1946, by 1978 the park was expanded to its present size of 7.4 acres. The park is named after Benjamin Tonsler, a local educator during segregation.
Dogs must be on leash and under control. City code requires dog owners to clean up feces of dogs in their care; a plastic bag dispenser/waste receptable is provided for cleaning up dog waste. Failure to abide by the leash law and dog feces cleanup law is a Class 4 misdemeanor.
The park is open 6AM to 10PM. Off-street parking is provided by the tennis courts and in front of the recreation center.
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Revised 1/16/02 by Stowe