for the tour
Josette moved into the historically Black neighborhood of Campbell Park in August 2019 and as a historian, was curious about various factions of her new neighborhood. She turned her research and study to Campbell Park, knowing that the park itself had a rich history as the city’s first “Negro park.” The research turned up many fascinating, untold stories that deserved and needed to be heard. They aid in understanding the robust park of today and provide insights into the marginalization of the Black community.
Josette learned from the biking tour that biking is not for everyone and yet so many people want to know the local Black history. Campbell Park is perfect for walking, so The Hidden, Historic Campbell Park walking tour was born.
What is the cost?
The tour is $10, payable the day of the tour, by:
Cash, exact change please
Check made payable to Josette Green
Where do we meet?
The tour begins and ends at 1201 7th Ave. S., at the Cross and Anvil building. This building was the bath house of the first pool in Campbell Park. There is free handicap parking, free regular parking, and bike racks.
What time should I arrive?
To allow for time to check in, collect your waiver, and pay, please arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior.
How long is the tour?
The tour is no more than 1.5 miles and is completed in 2 hours.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes, and it is toward the end of the tour.
How big are the tours?
The tour size ranges from 20 to 25 people.
Can I get a private tour?
This is possible. Please contact Josette to discuss.
What if rain is forecast?
Josette watches the forecast closely, especially if there is rain in the forecast. To accommodate the weather, the tour may either be delayed, or the start time may be moved up 15 minutes or so. Rarely is the tour canceled. Often a decision cannot be made until the morning of the tour, in which case, Josette will email you at least an hour before the tour. If it is necessary to cancel the tour, Josette will be in touch to rebook for another available tour date. Watch your email closely on the morning of or the day before the tour if bad weather is forecast.
What should I bring?
Water, sun protection, and an open mind.
Experience the Hidden, Historic Campbell Park Tour for yourself.