E.B. Wood Community Park
Our Pocket Park
As the result of the 2011 earthquake, a physical rift in the streetscape was created. Over time this space added a very visible blight to residents and visitors to downtown Culpeper. The space remained vacant, and decapitated until Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. placed improving this property near the top of its work plan for 2016. CRI in partnership with the Wood family, Virginia Main Street, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Town of Culpeper developed a plan to create a pocket park that provides respite and dining opportunities in the lot.
The E.B. Wood Community Park has removed blight and provided a destination in its place by creating an appealing environment that is functional and attractive. The space now allows for locals and visitors alike to have a more connected downtown pedestrian experience and supports the thriving foodie scene with more options for al fresca dining from several nearby establishments. The park now serves as a valuable contribution to the character and image to the Town by replacing a signal of neglect with one of caring investment and authenticity.
127 West Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701