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Duncan Park Visioning Plan

August 3rd 2021

The National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) announced the selection of Spartanburg, SC to receive expert consultation from the NPS on Duncan Park Visioning Plan.

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Spartanburg County backs grant requests to expand countywide trail system

July 14th 2021

Spartanburg County Council agrees to assist PAL in applying for a federal grant to build new trails throughout the urban area.

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Celebrate Spartanburg BCycle's 10th anniversary, show off your artistic talents

April 13th 2021

To celebrate BCycle's 10th anniversary, PAL is sponsoring a Creative Basket Project.

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Spartanburg coffee roaster to bring entertainment, dining to space along Mary Black Rail Trail

April 1st 2021

Fretwell Partners plans to open up an outdoor gathering space along the popular trail that’ll include a stage for live music in front of a a grassy lawn.

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Bill H.3120

January 26th 2021

This bill helps South Carolina keep up with the demand for public access to the outdoors, offers an inexpensive response to one of the stresses that COVID has placed on communities, improves quality of place and community health, drives economic development and even supports multi-modal transportation.

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Going the extra mile

November 9th 2020

Jonathan Miles – also known as Leatherfoot and Redbeard – is currently walking the Continental Divide Trail in New Mexico. He’s been walking for a few weeks and weather events – no matter where he is – keep him on his toes.

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City inks development agreement for 320 apartments, help with trail network in Drayton

November 5th 2020

The Spartanburg City Council unanimously approved a development agreement Monday that clears the way for construction of a new 320-unit apartment complex across from the former Drayton Mills site and helps a nonprofit flesh out its vision for a not-yet-completed trail network. 

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Extending the Mary Black Rail Trail: Eight years in the making, work could finally begin soon

September 18th 2020

Efforts to extend the popular Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail .67 miles along Kennedy Street and Converse Street to downtown’s Barnet Park began in 2012. And while the city has acquired several slivers of land throughout the planned route, and has $1.2 million in funding ready to allocate, construction has yet to begin.

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