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How the $2 million Mary Black Rail Trail expansion will transform downtown Spartanburg

April 28th 2022

Downtown Spartanburg has begun the construction of a $2 million pedestrian and bicycle trail extension that will take the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail to Barnet Park. This 0.6-mile extension will start from the current Rail Trail terminus near the intersection of Union and E. Henry streets, stretch through Union and E. Kennedy streets, to S. Converse Street, and end at Barnet Park on E. St. John Street.

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PHOTOS: 'Fastest Night in Spartanburg:' Spartanburg Criterium returns to kick-off Spring Fling

April 22nd 2022

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium bike races go through the heart of Spartanburg into a one of a kind block party. The Crit consists of 6 races, 4 amateur and 2 professional. This is the professional men's race the last race of the night.

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Mary Black Rail Trail Extension

April 11th 2022

t's already the most popular walking and cycling trail in Spartanburg County, and soon, thanks to $2.3 million in planned streetscaping enhancements for Downtown Spartanburg, the two-mile Mary Black Rail Trail will receive a much-anticipated extension from its current end near the intersection of E Henry and Union streets through downtown to Barnet Park.

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From complete trail system to better gateways, what Spartanburg could look like in 2027

April 4th 2022

Imagine five years from now riding public transit into Spartanburg along the recently landscaped Asheville Highway or West Main Street corridor, or walking to your job in a nearby office building downtown. At lunchtime, the reimagined and pedestrian-only Morgan Square is filled with visitors and office workers dining at a wider range of restaurants, or shopping at any of the new minority-owned businesses.

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Mary Black Foundation: Advancing Health Equity in Spartanburg

March 22nd 2022

Since the beginning, Mary Black Foundation has supported PAL and worked alongside us to build a healthier, more active Spartanburg. They, along with PAL, believe that health and wellness are basic human rights. In 2020, the Foundation’s Program Directors, Keisha Gray and Natalia Valenzuela Swanson began to create framework that would guide us in achieving their mission to invest in people and communities for improved health, wellness, and success in Spartanburg County. We are honored to be a part of the framework and excited to see how their vision positively impacts our community.

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Spartanburg will match NPS grant for Duncan Park improvements, if awarded

February 28th 2022

Efforts continue to improve Duncan Park by connecting its trails with other trail systems in the city. The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and local organization Play. Advocate. Live Well! (PAL) are working to develop a Duncan Park Visioning Plan with community input.

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17th Annual United Community Bank Turkey Day 8K in downtown Spartanburg

November 25th 2021

On Thanksgiving morning, the 17th Annual United Community Bank Turkey Day 8K is hosted by PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well. in downtown Spartanburg.

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Spartanburg County receives $23.8 M for infrastructure as part of $1 billion USDOT grant program

November 19th 2021

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced Friday the Joe Biden Administration will award $24.1 million for two projects in the state of South Carolina through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE).

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