August 24, 2017
On Monday night Partners for Active Living with support from our trails advisory committee led by John Montgomery with Montgomery Development requested funding from Spartanburg County Council for a pedestrian bridge that will connect the Drayton Trail to the back of the Beaumont neighborhood. This...
August 15, 2017
Every morning for about the last three weeks, I’ve walked with my dog Hope on the Cottonwood Trail. For at least twenty minutes every morning, Hope gets to explore her way—nose down, finding out who knows what about the world there. I get a wake up walk, a slower pace than I’m used...
August 9, 2017
There are countless obligations and expectations that fall to our educators. The Whole Child model states “Each child, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.” Striving towards these worthy goals requires a tremendous...
August 2, 2017
As a new fiscal year begins at PAL, it’s time for me to start thinking about new fundraising ideas, new marketing techniques and prepare for our main events: the Turkey day 8K and the 2018 Criterium! A new year is a time for reflection and planning, and as I look back on my time at PAL...
June 8, 2017
By Phillip Stone, PAL Board Member
It may not look like it to your average resident of Spartanburg, but it’s increasingly possible to live a low-car lifestyle in parts of our city. On a recent Thursday during a vacation week, I got my morning coffee, ran errands, and worked on a...
April 12, 2017
In a little over two weeks, Partners for Active Living will host a professional bicycle race in downtown Spartanburg as part of the City of Spartanburg’s Spring Fling festival. After hosting the event for over a decade, we have learned some lessons –
We could not host the event...
April 4, 2017
I love the springtime. Likely because I don’t suffer much from pollen allergies, I am giddy about all the blooming going on around town. In my neighborhood, dogwoods line the streets, azaleas in large clumps create multi-colored mounds, cherries weep in front yards, and any number of bulbs...
March 29, 2017
Partners for Active Living is dedicated to improving access to opportunities to be more active outdoors.