Groundbreaking at Unity Park

Completion date set for 2021

Evan Smith
May 02, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Ground has been officially broken at the site that will soon become Greenville’s new Unity Park.

At a groundbreaking ceremony today, officials kicked off the park’s construction while sharing their hopes for the 60-acre site.

The park will span from the parking lot area shared by AJ Wittenberg Elementary School and the Kroc Center, and will go all the way to the Norfolk Southern tracks.

The price tag for the park could exceed $70 million, which will include an observation tower pedestrian bridge, green space, nature walk areas, and a water feature for kids, among other amenities.

Money and resources will be raised from contribution from companies like Auro hotels and Synnex, as well as the Michelin Foundation, the Community Foundation and the TD Charitable Foundation. So far the city has raised only about $6 million in donations. That, along with funds from tourism taxes and other revenue streams has brought the total money allocated for the first phase of the project to $40 million.

The park has a projected completion date of late 2021.

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