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.

Never underestimate the power of parks to revitalize an area

Within two years of Falls Park opening, $150 million in private investment was made in the West End and, just like that, an area that had seen just a fraction of the activity of upper Main Street began to come alive.

Making City Park more accessible for nearby residents

Accessibility — it’s one of the biggest challenges that consultants hired to come up with the final plan for the proposed City Park in Greenville’s west side faced when they sketched out their ideas.

New Reedy River park may feature climbing wall, sprayground and stage

Greenville got its first glance on Tuesday of what a signature park planned for land now occupied by the city’s public works facility could look like and how the area surrounding it could be transformed.

Portion of Swamp Rabbit Trail to close temporarily

A section of the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail that links Cleveland Park to Falls Park will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday because of work on the second phase of the Cancer Survivors Park.

DHEC issues fish consumption advisory for SC waterways

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued its annual fish consumption advisory on Monday, warning residents to eat limited amounts of bass from two waterways in the Upstate. DHEC added spotted bass and largemouth bass from Lake Keowee and spotted bass from Lake Hartwell to its advisory for rivers, lakes and coastal […]

Greenville: Through A Child’s Eyes…

Through my daughter’s eyes, I’ve been able to discover all that’s new to Greenville – all that it has to offer.