Meade Park
Charlottesville Va Parks and Grounds

Meade Park is located at the corner of Meade Avenue and Chesapeake Street and is 5.2 acres in size.  Meade is best known for Onesty Swimming Pool.  The pool beautifully overlooks a stream dotted with weeping willows.  The pool opened to the public in 1975 and is named in honor of Louis A. Onesty, known as the "Father of Swimming" in Charlottesville for his selfless dedication to the City's youth swimming programs.  The complex includes a large lighted outdoor pool, wading pool, showers, restrooms and locker facilities.  The park also has a playground, basketball court, a non-official softball field and a picnic shelter.

Meade 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.

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.

Off-street parking is provided.  The park is open 6AM to 9PM.  For more information on City pool resources, check out Aquatics under City Recreation and Leisure Services.

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Meade Park, front playing field

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Revised 1/16/02 by Stowe Keller


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