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Get Out and Play

In my monthly newsletter, I report that the U.S. Census
Bureau has named Greenville SC as the 4th fastest growing city in the U.S. Our
local city government has taken notice of the growth and is investing in
infrastructure which includes city parks and recreational areas. Millennials
have started moving back to the cities across the U.S. but are looking for
trendy urban areas where they can eat, shop and work within walking or quick
transit distance of their home.  This
also includes recreation. So I thought I would take a look at the parks we have
and give you some highlights and then go over future park projects. 
get out and play
Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park on the
. Our best example of an urban park is Falls Park. This park starts in
downtown Greenville and has trails which lead to a revitalized Main St. This
park is setup to be an oasis within the city much like Central Park in New York
City. It has a multi-use facility, walking and biking trails and a fantastic
and unique bridge for pedestrian traffic.
Legacy Park. This
20-acre park was actually inspired by Central Park in NYC. Legacy Park has open
spaces, water features, landscaping, playgrounds and paved paths for walking,
jogging or biking. It has a pavilion that can be rented and picnic tables for
day use.
Cleveland Park.
Named for the family who donated the 122 acres of land to create the park,
Cleveland Park has a fitness trail, picnic shelters, playgrounds, softball
field, tennis and volleyball courts. Cleveland Park is also the site for
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail and the
Greenville Zoo.
 Looking at google
maps there are six major parks located in and around downtown Greenville. The
goal of our city’s Parks and Recreation department is to make
sure that Greenville’s parks remain optimal for public use. There is 39 city
parks and more than 400 acres of land just within the city. With that much land
available how can you not be inspired to “Go Play.”
As the population of Greenville continues to grow and urban
buildings like apartments, shops and restaurants are built it will be most
important to have areas within a short distance where you can go relax and get
away from your stress for a bit.
get out and play
Concept for new Greenville park
The latest in park development is the movement of the
Greenville Public Works Department to the over side of town so a new major
65-acre park can be built to connect with the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This
endeavour will be larger than Falls Park and encompass the existing Mayberry
Park. Although still in the planning stages, it looks to be another boon for
the residents of Greenville SC.
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