When the Meadowcreek Parkway and the new YMCA sports center are constructed, Charlottesville ‘s McIntire Park will lose some of its’ land. However, a new group headed by Helen Flamini envisions a botanical garden for the remaining green space. The garden would not only fill the role of protecting the environment, but would be a tourist attraction and a beautiful outdoor destination for area residents. The park would consist of 40 acres of trails as well as plants, flowers, trees, greenhouses and conservatories.
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