Artist Clive Haynes’ thirty by ninety foot mural, painted on the side of a building depicts images of the Italian village where the Waldensians lived until they moved to North Carolina. Other scenes on the mural show the earliest settlement in Valdese, founded in 1893, and the transformation into a vibrant community. The Valdese Village Park Mural is a stunning outdoor painting and small picnic park on Main Street in Valdese. Spanning the depth of the building and visually integrated adjoining landscaping, this beautiful and unique monument to the history of Valdese includes depictions of the town’s attractions and 51 “hidden” objects awaiting discovery by children of all ages.

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Children's Park

Located just off Highway 70 on the east side of Valdese, Children's Park contains a picnic shelter with restroom facilities, a playground area, and a lighted sports field used for baseball, soccer, and softball.
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Three Graces

The Three Graces were put in place by the Public Arts Commission. The bronze, aluminum, and copper structure represents beauty, mirth, and good cheer. The three sculptures exhibit the same geometry of form but have different size, materials, and texture that responds to each change of light and atmosphere.
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Meytre Grist Mill

McGalliard Falls Park has been a favorite gathering place for Valdese citizens and visitors alike for over a century. T…