Greenville’s newest park features four state-of-the-art playgrounds, including a 4,100-square-foot splash pad, two expansive green spaces, covered picnic tables and a 10,000-square-foot welcome center with restrooms, a first-aid station and flexible event space. The 60-acre park also features basketball courts and a historic baseball field located on the site of the former Mayberry Park, which was built in 1925.
Three pedestrian bridges span the Reedy River, which flows through the middle of the park. The Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 23-mile walking/biking trail, runs along both sides of the river and the park contains five additional looped walking trails totaling 2.5 miles. For those who prefer to pedal, there are seven bike rack stations conveniently located throughout the park.
An integral part of the park’s construction included restoration of the half-mile section of the Reedy River that bisects the park. The restored river section includes a terraced bank to help manage water flow, along with natural vegetation and grassy areas to combat erosion.
Efforts will soon be underway to restore a wetlands area on the park’s northern perimeter, which marks the original path of the Reedy River before it was diverted in 1933. The project will also include an outdoor classroom as part of an ADA-accessible boardwalk, which will provide school children and park visitors the opportunity to learn about the native species and wildlife living in this unique environment.