Established in 1997, the Village Green is a “ministry of space,” offering a tranquil place for the public to prayerfully enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and to foster a greater sense of connection and community through special events and activities.
In 2016, the Village Green received a major face-lift including the installation of packed paths that provide greater accessibility for persons with mobility needs, the construction of raised flower beds, the addition of a new children’s play structure, and the painting of the bridge, gazebo, and front entryway. These improvements came from recommendations made by the Community Design Assistance Center, a part of the College of Architecture & Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.
Annually, the Village Green plays host to the Newport Community Easter Egg Hunt, the Ice Cream Supper, the Independence Day Celebration/Picnic, weddings, a picnic for the Giles County Senior Center, and various scouting and 4-H Club activities.
Additionally, a garden area was created behind the gazebo and dedicated to the memory of Jenny Grogan Farrier on what would have been her 41st birthday. The color palette of the garden is red, Jenny’s favorite color. Because of Jenny’s love for reading, this area includes a “Little Library” through which the community is able to borrow and share books with one another.