Originally constructed as a 9/11 memorial, Liberty Gardens serves as a place to honor and remember those who have served our city, county, state and country.
The entrance to the Liberty Gardens, located at West Main and Depot Street, is specifically designated as a Public Plaza. The space is filled with engraved brick pavers, seating, and lighting purchased by the general public. These items memorialize those who have served in military, law enforcement, and fire and EMS personnel.
Custom engraved bricks are still available for those who would like to honor a loved one who has served. There are four (4) sections for bricks: Veterans, Police, Fire/EMS, and General Public. Please indicate on the order form which section the brick needs to be placed. **Note – There are specific departments for Fire (Albemarle, Endy, & New London.) If your specific department is not listed, the brick will go in the general Fire/EMS section. All efforts to place the bricks in specific areas will be made if noted on the form.
Please click on the link below to download an order form for a custom brick.
Liberty Gardens has also been the setting for special events, from patriotic rallies to 5K finish lines. The space is available for rental; please contact the ADDC office at 704-984-9415 for rates and available dates.
Adopted the 22nd Day of January, 2014
The City of Albemarle, by affirmative action and declaration of its City Council does hereby bestow honor and gratitude upon the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 634, and proudly supports the recognition of the City of Albemarle as a “Purple Heart City in the state of North Carolina”.
Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC) is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. ADDC is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.