The demolition of the former Public Works location on Thursday officially started the construction of 60-acre Unity Park.

What’s involved in the project?

The Unity Park project includes the rehabilitation of a half-mile stretch of the Reedy River, restoration of the historic Mayberry Park built in 1927 and construction of playgrounds, pedestrian bridge, gathering hall and visitor center.

The first phase of the park is scheduled to open in 2021.

Unity Park is a transformative public-private partnership that will create affordable housing for hundreds of families and build a park where the children who live in the surrounding neighborhoods can play with children from across our community,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White in a statement. “Unity Park will be a park where everyone feels welcome.”

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