Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Yowell Meadow Park
The History of Yowell Meadow Park
In 1971, the Town of Culpeper purchased the property known as Yowell's Meadow from the Estate of Frieda Q. Yowell for $10.00, and thus, the foundation for Culpeper's first community park was born. After reviewing citizens surveys for the 1982 Comprehensive Plan, the community and town leaders recognized that additional open space and recreational opportunities were needed within the Town. The Comprehensive Plan called "to develop a system of parks and playgrounds in convenient locations." In 1984, the Parks and Recreation Committee, under the direction of the Town Council, was authorized to develop a plan for a community park at Yowell's Meadow. Because of its location in a flood plain, there was much heated debate over the location for the proposed park. However, with the volunteer efforts of the local engineering firm T.A. Houston and Associates, a geological study was performed which concluded that landscaping measures could be taken to convert the land to a usable recreation space. Additionally, local engineers Brian Thressell and Marvin Hinchey services to develop the landscaping plans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is June 4, 1989.
Location. 38° 28.512′ N, 77° 59.952′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on North Blue Ridge Avenue, 0.1 miles south of West Edmondson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 N Blue Ridge Ave, Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Gabriel Long (a few steps from this marker); Mountain Run Watershed (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Antioch Baptist ChurchThe Blair Property and Sugar Bottom (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.