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While the first phase of construction is
complete, Unity Park is still a work in
progress.
cluding group slides and rolls.
Michelin Green, an expansive fiveacre
green space and part of the park's
green infrastructure, serves as the welcome
center's " front lawn. " Meadowbrook
Green, named for the historic
Meadowbrook Park, provides seven
additional acres of green space and
picnic tables and small groves of trees
located along the river provide peaceful,
shady gathering spots away from
the activity at the playgrounds.
Looking Ahead
While the first phase of construction
is complete, Unity Park is still
a work in progress.
As part of a lead donation from
BMW Manufacturing, four acres of
urban wetlands located on the park
site will be restored and maintained.
The project will include the Duke
Energy Outdoor Classroom, which
will serve as an opportunity to educate
the public about the important
environmental contribution of wetlands
and the need to preserve them.
Additional planned future phases
of Unity Park include basketball
courts and the historic baseball field
located on the site of the former
Mayberry Park. An observation
tower will be constructed in one of
the few locations of high ground,
south of the Reedy River. The tower
will pay homage to first responders,
including police officers, firefighters
and military personnel. It will
become an accessible, unique
vantage point for Unity Park,
offering visitors an elevated,
panoramic view of the downtown
skyline to the east and the Blue
Ridge Mountains to the west.
One of the many things that set
Unity Park apart is the fact that the
project also includes the creation of
affordable housing on almost nine
acres of land donated by the city.
Located on the outskirts of the park
in the Southernside neighborhood,
the property will eventually feature
500 new units of affordable housing,
making it the largest concentration
of affordable housing in the city.
Duckett has a photo of a rainbow
spanning the river in the park
that was taken the day before the
park opened. " I think this is what
heaven looks like, " she says, pointing
to the photo. " This park is
about embracing one another and
learning from each other, and it's
about a community coming together
to create a place where everyone
is welcome. "
Tara Eaker is Deputy Director for City of
Greenville Department of Parks, Recreation
and Tourism (teaker@greenvillesc.gov).
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