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Welcome to Culpeper Reniassance

Welcome to a dynamic downtown where history is intertwined with a vibrant town center. This revitalized historic district is a destination town. Enjoy the limitless dining choices and specialty shops for every taste, all located along the Main and Davis Street footprint of Culpeper Renaissance.

Downtown Culpeper has a significant collection of 19th and 20th century commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. There is a broad range of architectural styles representative of the eclecticism of its historic periods. View Video History of Culpeper by National Trust for Historic Preservation

CRI has created a positive energy and excitement that has drawn praise and accolades from organizations including the American Planning Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.



Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Announces a New Downtown Beautification Project - Posted on February 11, 2016

To better reflect the open and inviting atmosphere of Downtown, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc, (CRI) has partnered with the Wood family to give back to Culpeper. For many years now, the property at 118 North Main Street has been an empty lot. The current state of the property does not reflect the true vibrancy of Downtown Culpeper. The Wood family has graciously donated the use of their property to CRI in order to build a pocket park.
This pocket park, which will be named “E. B. Wood Community Park”, will add much desired recreational space to our Downtown. A dedicated committee has been formed to head up this project. These volunteers will work to make sure that the community park fits the aesthetic of our Downtown, g...rants are found to move the project forward, and donations are solicited from our community.

The site for the future E.B. Wood Community Park will be an incredible asset by serving many functions and serve as a valuable contribution to the character and image to the Town by creating an appealing environment that is functional and attractive. The central location of the park in downtown will encourage heavy use and exploration by residents and visitors alike. The connectivity also encourages pedestrians to walk throughout downtown. With the high density of workers, shoppers and tourist within the downtown district CRI feels this project will transform the distressed space into an attractive, clean, safe, and convenient space for all to enjoy in the heart of downtown.

The CRI E.B. Wood Community Park Committee has been hard at work partnering with Town departments to finalize design, placing project signage, clearing out the space, and obtaining sponsorships and donations. The community showed us that you too are excited about the community park with 21 volunteers who came out for the inaugural clean up event on Saturday, April 23rd and removed over 5,500 pounds of debris from the site in just one hour!

CRI is a proud recipient of a Virginia Main Street Downtown Investment Grant in the amount of $12,500 for the park. In addition to the grant CRI has graciously received $12,377 in sponsorships, donations and in-kind contributions to date. The E. B. Wood Community Park project offers several sponsorships with sponsor dedication plaque placement on tables, benches, and planters. With many levels of sponsorship opportunities afforded, you too can be part of this wonderful community project. For more information on sponsorship and or volunteer opportunities please contact CRI Program Manager, Jessica Jenkins at 540-825-4416 or .


Design of the future E.B. Wood Community Park

CRI Board President, Steve Miller and property owners, Caleb Wood, Rosia Wood, and Aaron Wood break ground for the future site of the E.B. Wood Community Park

Please click here for the printable E.B. Wood Community Park Sponsorship Opportunities form

Please click here for the printable E.B. Wood Community Park Sponsorship Application form

Please click here for the printable E.B. Wood Community Park Sponsorship Application form