April 27, 2007
In honor of Arbor Day, Charlottesville Mayor David Brown planted a tree and unveiled a new park near the recycling center on McIntire Road.
Until Friday afternoon, the park was without a name. This afternoon, Mayor Brown unveiled the name of the park, as "Schenck's Greenway." Included in Schenck's Greenway is a trail that runs along Schenck's Branch Creek between Preston Avenue and the C'ville Coffee shopping center.
Construction began last fall. Shrubs and trees were planted this spring. There is also an Art-In-Place sculpture featuring a giant chair, appropriately named "Tree Chair."
The trail acts as a connector to the downtown mall through McIntire Park from places like Rio Road and Pen Park, and is part of an effort to go green.
Schenck's Greenway cost roughly $10,000 to construct. The trees were donated by the makers of Evan Almighty which was filmed in Crozet.