Simpsonville to Receive Assistance from National Parks Service

Will promote the development of a Swamp Rabbit Trail

Ed Jenson
October 20, 2017 - 2:01 pm

The City of Simpsonville is excited to announce that Simpsonville has been selected as one of ten communities to receive technical and planning assistance from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA). The assistance provided will promote the development of a Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension in Simpsonville.

The goal of the project is to create a city wide trails master plan which will provide multiuse trails connecting Simpsonville neighborhoods, parks, schools and downtown Simpsonville while connecting to other areas of Greenville County as part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The trails will encourage healthy exercise opportunities as well as transportation alternatives.  RTCA will assist by identifying opportunities, priority setting, consensus building, facilitating public input and identifying funding sources.

“Partnering with the National Parks Service is a tremendous opportunity for the Simpsonville community”, said Director of Planning and Economic Development Jason Knudsen. “Tapping into the Swamp Rabbit Trail is a priority for the City’s vision for community and economic growth. The expertise and resources provided by the RTCA Program will be the catalyst to bringing this project to life.”

The National Parks Service will be meeting with project partners in the next few weeks to begin developing a work plan and project timeline. 

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