Thursday, July 31, 2008

our park

I felt compelled to take this picture last week when I was strolling through Krutch Park at lunch. Krutch (pronounced 'crootch') Park is one of downtown Knoxville's gems. Southern cities never got into urban parks the way that the North did back in the day, so no big Central Park for our scruffy city. Later in the century Knoxville caught up and carved this little "pocket park" beside Market Street so that people could go somewhere quiet and green in the middle of the bustling city. Considering how many people I saw lounging and strolling there, I'd say Krutch Park is a success.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out the history of Krutch Park. It's a shame that Knoxville's government whittled down what was a beautiful urban arboretum to a shadow of its former self.