During the March 2015 community brainstorming sessions, facilitated by Defenders' Sacred Ground Project and during follow-up individual meetings and emails and Facebook posts, people submitted ideas for the physical features they'd like to see and the experiences they wanted to have or share with others when visiting. This image contains just a few of those ideas:
Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park at the corner of Crane & Broad streets becomes a front yard entrance for pedestrians to move from local amenities throughout the Bottom - a beautifully landscaped park of historic markers, public art monuments, interpretive places flowing continuously between distinctive yet integrated segments that represent the many aspects of the city's history over the last 300 years: African Burial Ground & Jewish Cemetery, Gabriel's Rebellion & Patrick Henry's Speech, First Freedom Center & Lumpkin's Jail Archaeology Site, "Shockoe Creek" & 17th Street Farmers Market, the James River ...
|African Burial Ground - a place of honor, memory, of spiritual contemplation.|
Histories include: Gabriel's Rebellion, Nan, the town gallows, and town
commons, Shockoe Creek, Council Hill ...
|Lumpkin's Jail Archaeology Site - an interactive place of discovery and ongoing |
learning. Histories include: Anthony Burns, Mary and Robert Lumpkin, USCT
Chaplain Garland White, Reverend Nathaniel Colver ...
|"Shockoe Creek" - a beautiful flowing water feature that raises awareness of the |
historic creek along which Richmond was founded in 1737.
|Additional archaeological sites can be explored and when appropriate become|
part of the park's features.