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Coming to Greenville: Unity Park

This post is the first in a “Coming to Greenville” series over the next few weeks. Find out what’s in the pipeline for the best city in the Southeast!

 

Unity Park

A park on the west side of Greenville has been a vision for more than a decade – and it’s finally becoming a reality. The 60-acre, $40 million park will be named Unity Park.

In a press statement, Greenville Major Knox White shared:

“In a way that pays homage to the history of the area, we are staking out this ground for generations to come as a park for everyone. Unity Park will serve as an affirmation of what Greenville stands for and believes in, and as a reflection of the strength that our community derives from its diversity.”

Unity Park will feature a gathering hall, playground for kids with water jets, large-scale pedestrian bridge across the Reedy River, and office and recreational space in old warehouses along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. At its center will be a 10-story, lighted observation tower that will be visible from countless vantage points across the city.

Credit: Greenville News, Provided by MKSK Landscape Architects

 

The $40 million in funding for the park will come from public-private partnerships. The City of Greenville has pledged $20 million, the Community Foundation of Greenville has contributed $100,000, and Verizon has contributed $25,000.

To find out more and see concept images of what Unity Park will look like, check out this video from Greenville News:

 

Sources: https://www.greenvillesc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1344; https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2018/05/17/greenville-new-park-unity-park-tower-pedestrian-bridge-trail-river/615648002/; https://www.greenvilleonline.com/videos/news/2018/05/17/-new-unity-park-greenville/35010037/ 

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