North Street Park is a small little pocket park on North Street, located just above King Street. This sweet little area has a play set for children, a swing set, some benches and a brand new community garden! Stop on by the North Street Park and enjoy a little quiet time here in the mountains.
History of the North Street Park
While not always a park with play equipment, North Street Park has been a hub for community gatherings for generations. As early as 1943, members of the Junaluska Community, one of the oldest African American communities in western North Carolina, would gather at the North Street park (formerly known as Lot 31) and conduct Holiness Church services and tent revivals. North Street Park would remain an empty lot until the property was conveyed to the Town of Boone in 1997. It was during that time that playground equipment, benches and most recently a community garden was added so that North Street Park could continue to delight generations for years and years to come.
Community Garden at North Street Park
The Cultural Resources staff have partnered with the Junaluska Community, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, as well as other community members to install raised garden beds at North Street Park to be used a local community vegetable gardens. Volunteers come together regularly to place and construct this garden and install other necessities, such as deer fencing. Come on over and volunteer to help keep these gardens beautiful! Learn more about it by contacting our Cultural Resources staff.