|Azalea Park consists of 23 acres of
level land located
off Old Lynchburg Road at the southern edge of the City near Interstate
64. The City secured the land in two acquisitions from the
Corporation in 1965. On the north side of the property are trees
and natural buffers which separate the park from neighborhood
On the south side is Moore's Creek, which adds to Azalea's unusual
as it winds its way along the entire length of the park. There
two paved parking areas and recreational facilities include Junior
softball field, a concession stand, basketball courts, swing sets, and
Azalea Park is one of seven case studies in the 1998 publication The City As a Park, A Citizens' Guide to Charlottesville Parks, which is available for purchase from the Parks and Grounds Division.
There are 2.5 acres of garden plots which are rented to area residents. For information on renting a plot, call (434) 970-3592.
There is a stepping stone ford to the Rivanna Trail system at the south end of the community gardens.
Dogs must be on leash except for inside the fenced area that is provided for off-leash dog activities. Dogs must remain under voice 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 feces cleanup law is a Class 4 misdemeanor.
Park hours are 6AM to 9PM.
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