A guide to the Upstate’s finest parks

From hiking and biking to waterfalls and wildflowers, Upstate parks offer a something for everyone

Why don’t we have a downtown dog park?

As the influx of apartments and mixed-use developments continues downtown, many residents may be wondering about the absence of a specific amenity in the city’s center: a dog park.

The quest to bring back South Carolina’s only native trout

The Southern Appalachian brook trout is making a comeback thanks to a coalition of Upstate conservation groups and government agencies.

Chip and Jackie Batson aim to foster Greenville’s mountain biking community through beer and gear

The husband and wife duo and veteran mountain bikers recently held the grand opening for their new venture, Piney Mountain Bike Lounge, on March 18.

With TreeHugger Customs, Matt McClain has branched out from backyard treehouses

As a child, Matt McClain helped his grandfather work on his farm, a vast 2,000-acre property in central Missouri.

Upstate lands 2018 Bassmaster Classic

The Upstate has once again landed the big one — the Bassmaster Classic. Next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods — bass fishing’s version of pro football’s Super Bowl — will be held March 16-18, 2018 at Lake Hartwell with the daily weigh-in at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena, it was announced […]

Another Look: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

For 20 years, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has been looking after the great Pennsylvania city’s most prestigious parks.

Neighborhood parks have needs, too

While Greenville is getting closer to committing money for the construction of City Park on the city’s west side, other neighborhood parks are in need of an infusion of cash as well.

Private money may be the key to saving Greenville’s parks

Pop quiz: How does Greenville pay for a massive new park west of downtown while at the same time improving and maintaining the more than three dozen parks already here? The answer may be found outside of town. Cities all across the country are trying to figure out how to build, refurbish, and maintain public parks, and a growing number of them are turning to park conservancies, which are private, nonprofit organizations that raise money for parks independently of the city, something supporters say can improve park success while keeping down taxpayer expense.

Cancer Survivors Park boardwalk to close temporarily

Beginning Monday, the Cancer Survivors Park boardwalk will be closed for approximately seven weeks to facilitate the ongoing construction of the Cancer Survivors Park. During the temporary closure, trail users can access Falls Park via Cleveland Street and Camperdown Way.

Poe Mill Wheel Park scores a consultant but needs money for plans

The park has since gotten the attention of the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Street League Skateboard Foundation, whose executive director, Josh Friedman, will be leading the 2020 Olympic effort for the United States.

Adapting, thriving and evolving

Lake Conestee Nature Park celebrates 10 years as a sanctuary exceeding the expectations of its toxic past

Council gets idea of how City Park could be built

But question remains about how Greenville will pay for it all

Relief from the heat

Relief from the unseasonably warm temperatures of recent weeks is on its way — United Community Bank Ice on Main is on its way. Greenville’s new holiday tradition is back on Nov. 18 and will be open through Jan. 16.

First phase of City Park could cost $10.9 million; roadwork would take another $7.9 million

The first phase of Greenville’s new signature park planned on the west side could cost $10.9 million and road work and bridges to make the park more accessible to neighborhood residents and downtown visitors could cost an additional $7.9 million, according to the Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm hired by the city.