mcguffey park

Digging deeper: On becoming a Hook reporter
Published on Sep 26th, 2013
1 comments One of the first stories I wrote as a full-time employee for the Hook in 2005 was about the planned renovation of a Downtown park. I spoke to advocates of the renovation, city parks and rec officials...
The week in review
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
1 comments Worst spate of Southwood trailer park news: Two men are sentenced June 27 for distributing meth in the mobile community. Darlin Antonio Rodriguez-Recinos and Israel Espinoza-Chavez receive six and a...
Fairy Castle: City still fixing 'world class' McGuffey Park
Published on Dec 14th, 2010
22 comments The slide and sandbox structure has been removed to make way for a "Fairy Castle." PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Less than three years after McGuffey Park received a controversial $700,000 make-over, work has...
80K headache: Broken, dying, and disorderly days for McGuffey Park
Published on Jun 6th, 2010
48 comments McGuffey Park's slide and sandbox area has already deteriorated beyond repair. It will be removed as part of an $80,000 upgrade. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Back in 2007, sleepy little McGuffey Park near...
Snap: A river runs through McGuffey Park
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
1 comments The park got a $679K renovation in 2007. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Right around the time that the Fridays After Five concert was supposed to be taking place on May 28th, the rainstorm that dropped 1.5...
Nanny park: Toddler-friendly, wallet-whomping McGuffey reopens
Published on Nov 15th, 2007
1 comments   Critics of the McGuffey Park project wondered what was wrong with the old park, seen here in 2006, and questioned the $700,000 expenditure.FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER On Saturday, November 10...
ONARCHITECTURE- Little big park: McGuffey renovation gets underway
Published on May 10th, 2007
2 comments   The City says the new McGuffey design will turn the site into a "world class children's park."PHOTO COURTESY SITEWORKS   On Friday, May 11 the City will finally break ground on the a $...
$750,000 McGuffy Park renovation moves forward
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
5 comments At the Board of Architectural Review's February 20 meeting, final plans were approved for renovations to McGuffey Park. "That's an interesting project," says BAR vice-chair Syd Knight. "It's going...
Playing a-ground: When architects tackle a park
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments If all goes according to plan, tiny McGuffey Park– on the corner of High and Second Street NW– is poised to become Charlottesville's first postmodern playground, a kind of "living...
Savage squirrel: An unusual attack in McGuffey Park
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments When four friends met for a picnic lunch one recent sunny Saturday, they expected to discuss the lecture they'd just attended on the relevance of nature to spirituality. Instead, one man wound up...
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