The Wait is Finally Over – Unity Park is Open to All
This land came from a troubled past, but the future holds hope in unity. The land sat between the predominantly whites-only downtown and the Southernside neighborhood. Meadowbrook Park in downtown Greenville was created, but for whites only. Then came Mayberry Park for the black community. Fast forward many years and now we have Unity Park created for ALL.
Beautiful green spaces, splash pads, slides and playgrounds, it’s all open and ready in downtown Greenville. It’s been a long time coming.
Greenville’s new 60 acre park features four state-of-the-art playgrounds, including a 4,100-square-foot splash pad, two expansive green spaces, covered picnic tables and a 10,000-square-foot welcome center with restrooms, a first-aid station and flexible event space. Unity Park also features basketball courts and a historic baseball field located on the site of the former Mayberry Park, which was built in 1925.
Three pedestrian bridges span the Reedy River, which flows through the middle of the park. The Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 23-mile walking/biking trail, runs along both sides of the river and the park contains five additional looped walking trails totaling 2.5 miles. For those who prefer to pedal, there are seven bike rack stations conveniently located throughout the park.