Kemper Park

The Saunders-Monticello Trail will be closed on the evening of Sunday, February 9, 2014 and remain closed through the morning of Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Kemper Park occupies 89 acres of land along the Thomas Jefferson Parkway. The park is designed for passive recreational use, such as walking, jogging, biking, and bird watching. Its main features are:

A 12-car parking area serves the park and is highlighted by a decorative stone seat-wall and a formal planting of Ironwood trees. Dogs are welcome in Kemper Park, but only on a leash. They are not allowed past the pond on the Saunders-Monticello Trail. The park is open every day, from sunrise until sunset.

A plaque at the entrance to the park reads:

Kemper Park

Dedicated November, 1996, by The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation in grateful recognition of Mr. And Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper and The Crosby Kemper Foundations of Kansas City, Missouri, whose generous support and grand vision made possible the dream of a Thomas Jefferson Parkway for the benefit and enjoyment of all visitors to Monticello

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says

LOST DOG at Kemper Park and the Secluded Farm Trails. Bounce is a white female Boxer, 3 yrs old, 80 lbs, lost on July 20 while hiking through the Farm Trails. Please contact (713) 443-2747 if you spot her. Thank you!

says

Learn more about the Thomas Jefferson Parkway and Kemper Park. Truly a gift to the Charlottesville community that “keeps on giving” (to use a cliché.) It’s only going to get better too – examples of native trees and shrubs that are getting more and more impressive as they mature.

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