3/18/2010 - All of Pack Square is Now Open to the Public
by Jeff Fobes
All of Pack Square park is now open to the public
Ben Teague, of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, took this picture from the top of the Biltmore Building today.
Here's the latest on the park, from Pack Square Conservancy:
The hardscape area in Reuter Terrace opened March 17, and all the fences have been removed. Park visitors can now navigate the full length of the park on foot. The sidewalk on the north side of Reuter Terrace provides handicap access between Roger McGuire Green and Pack Square. There are lots of places to sit in Reuter Terrace, and it will be just a few weeks before the new fountain in that area is turned on. Take special notice of the sculptural railing on the observation point that was designed and built by Black Mountain artist Julia Burr.
The sod in Reuter Terrace was installed during the past month and will be off limits until it has a chance to become established. The crew is also installing sod on the south side of Roger McGuire Green in front of the new tavern that will open next month. That area has remained under construction until recently.
After being off limits for about six months, the large lawn in the central and northern portions of Roger McGuire Green is open and visitors are welcome. The grass will become greener over the next few weeks and will be in prime shape for the numerous events that are scheduled for the months ahead.
The Conservancy plans to install a visitors' kiosk in Reuter Terrace sometime this summer. Watch for information about the kiosk and upcoming events in the park.