When a hotel chain bought two acres of land at the southwest corner of the crossroads of Highway 64 and Highway 107, three area residents were dismayed at the prospect of losing their quaint village atmosphere. Al Balestiere, Elizabeth Davenport and John Lupton bought the land from the hotel firm and donated it to a non profit corporation, The Village Green, for the Cashiers community in 1992. The Village Green was established with the mission to preserve and enhance land for our community's civic, spiritual, academic, recreational and cultural activities in order to maintain the quality of life for all citizens and visitors to the greater Cashiers area.
The founders of The Village Green envisioned a very special park in the heart of the Cashiers community that would serve to create community by bringing local residents and visitors together. Since that original acquisition, The Village Green has grown to 12.5 acres encompassing peaceful meandering walking paths, a nationally recognized dahlia garden, beautiful native landscaping and stone walls, boardwalks over tranquil protected wetlands, a community-built children's playground with rustic pavilions for family picnics, sculpture by internationally renowned artists and two multi-use open air event venues. The Village Green is a vital asset to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. The Village Green continues to grow and serve the community. The Village Green receives no government support; the operations and improvements are funded by specially planned events and private contributions.
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