|The smallest park in Charlottesville at
0.1 acre, Rothwell Park is located
at the corner of Ninth and East Market Streets, next to the Downtown
Recreation Center. The property is comprised of three
made by the City from various owners between 1960 and 1971. The
built the park with the assistance of the Blue Ridge Home Builders
as a memorial to Mr. Stuart Rothwell. In the center stands an
water trough, one of four the City installed during the latter half of
the 1800s. This particular ornamental trough originally stood at
the south end of Belmont Bridge and was designed to provide water for
and dogs as well as for people.
2006 Update: Rothwell Park has been demolished to make way for the new Charlottesville Pavilion, which replaces the Downtown Amphitheater. The historic fountain has been moved to Court Square across from the Albemarle County Courthouse and once again has running water.
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