Friends of the Reedy River and the Cleveland Forest Neighborhood Association representatives gathered Tuesday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former Cleveland Park Stables site.
The new site plans include creating a recreation green space with walking path, rain garden, and native plant installations. Friends of the Reedy River used a $100,000 grant from Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund to restore the natural vegetation in the area and stabilize the stream-bank.
Jill Cox, a local philanthropist, purchased the property in 2013 but donated it to the City of Greenville with the stipulation no buildings be built on the land. The city tore down the stables in 2014, but maintained the land as natural space until 2018, when construction began.