Greenwood Planning New City Park
The city of Greenwood has announced plans for its 15th public park and an expanded trail system. Plans call for Grassy Creek Park to sit on 10 acres of land along Worthsville Road, previously occupied by a concrete plant.
The city did not immediately release an estimated cost for the park. The land was purchased by the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission in 2012 and, earlier this week, transferred to the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Board.
"The availability of quality parks and other public recreation opportunities is critically important, both for current residents and economic development efforts," said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. "We’ve made tremendous progress improving the quality of life in Greenwood, and this project continues that momentum."
The city says the park would have additional connectivity for Greenwood's trail system. A trailhead parking lot and retention basin are already located in the area. They were constructed as part of the Worthsville Road extension project.
Greenwood Parks & Recreation Director Rob Taggart says the city will seek input from the public regarding other amenities and features offered by the park. The city plans to announce opportunities for the public to submit input in the future.