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Sarah Walker Mercer Park

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  1. Open fields
  2. Rain garden
  3. Walking trails

This one acre gem of a park is located on Nutley Street NW at the intersection of Knoll Street.  Within walking distance to Louise Archer Elementary School and James Madison High School, the park occupies a portion of the former Public Works property yard, yet from its beauty you’d never guess that.  A beautifully maintained park with a rain garden, walking paths and seating this park honors the late Sarah Walker Mercer a beloved neighborhood figure often considered the “mother of the neighborhood”.  Also included in this park is a memorial tree planted to honor Maxine Shelley Turner, a victim in the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy.