City Breaks Ground On Dream Park
Years of dreaming are becoming a reality for Greenville’s Dream Park. The City of Greenville broke ground on a major renovation project for the park - ending years of waiting for many West Greenville residents.
Recreation and Parks Director Gary Fenton called the renovation an “extreme make-over,” and hopes the newly renovated Dream Park will become “a focal point of the West Greenville community and used by all Greenville residents.”
Once renovations are completed, the park will include walking trails, picnic shelters, and bathrooms as well as another feature that is unique to Greenville, a “sprayground.” The sprayground will be an above ground water feature similar to sprinklers or fountains that residents can play and cool off in on hot summer days.
Mayor Pro-tem and Council District 2 representative Rose Glover, has worked hard for a number of years to see these renovations finally come to life and called the park “a true example of not letting a dream die. I’ve lived in this community for over 40 years, and a park of this scale in this area will be a great asset.”
The land was originally purchased and repurposed into a park by the City in 1986. With the help of grant funding, the Recreation and Parks department was able to erect a swing set, picnic table, and fence for the park. Earlier this year, the City Council voted to renovate and expand the park to an area the entire family will enjoy. Renovations should be completed by Spring 2013.
For more information about the Recreation and Parks department and to see the Dream Park Master Plan, visit www.greenvillenc.gov.