Stretch of Swamp Rabbit Trail closed through late November

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The Major Rudolph Anderson Jr. Memorial located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Photo by Jack Connolly.

A section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail closed Monday and won’t reopen until Nov. 23, the city of Greenville announced Tuesday.

The closure is a result of the city’s restoration and streambank stabilization project in Cleveland Park.

The portion of the trail closed to the public for the project is only about two-tenths of a mile, stretching from the Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr. Memorial to the Cancer Survivors Park.

The city will be planting trees and shrubs along the Reedy River’s banks, replacing invasive plant species with native plants, covering exposed sanitary sewer pipes, and constructing stream enhancement measures.

The entire project is expected to be complete by the start of the new year, according to a statement from the city.

Additional sections of the trail are also projected to close for different phases of the project: a section of the trail between McDaniel Avenue and shelter No. 3 will be closed from Nov. 5-Nov.16; sections of the trail between Cleveland Park Drive and the Woodland Way bridge along Lakehurst Street will be closed from Nov.19-Jan. 4; and a section of the trail near the Greenville Zoo parking lot will be closed from Nov. 26-Dec. 21.

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