Greenville's plans for new Unity Park include observation tower, playgrounds & pedestrian bridge

Artist rendering of the observation tower (Source: City of Greenville)

The City of Greenville has unveiled plans for a new a park that officials said will preserve green space and offer new ways for residents and visitors to be active outdoors.

The new park will be named Unity Park, according to the city’s website.

“This magnificent park is a response to, and a reinforcement of, the intelligent growth that our city has undergone during the past two decades,” Mayor Knox White said in a news release.

The 60-acre Unity Park will be built in an area west of downtown Greenville on the sites of the current Mayberry Park and the former Meadowbrook Park. It will stretch from the A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering on the southeastern edge to the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The Reedy River will run through it.

CLICK HERE to see artist renderings of the new park and its many features.

One of park’s key features will be a 120-foot observation tower. White said the tower is “symbolic of our desire to look back at our history and forward to our future.”

The park will also feature a gathering hall for outdoor concerts and special events, a pedestrian bridge over the Reedy River, a world-class playground, a natural-feature play area, and a “sprayground” interactive water feature for summer fun.

The park’s construction will also include the restoration of wetlands and pathways will be constructed so visitors can enjoy the natural habitat.

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