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Improvements could be coming to Duncan Park in Spartanburg

February 28th 2023

Duncan Park in Spartanburg could soon get a facelift. For the last eight months, work has been ongoing to try and reimagine the historic park. It’s a place Ron Livingston often enjoys taking his daily walk. “This is what’s so nice about living in Spartanburg,” he said. It’s the features scattered across more than 100 acres that make Duncan Park unique, from the historic baseball stadium to the lake. “I think the beauty of Duncan Park is the fact that it’s unifying if you look at the number of communities that surround it,” said City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Director Kim Moultrie. But with few people coming to the park consistently, the city and Play. Advocate. Live Well. have been working to reimagine the city’s largest recreational asset. “We’ve been working with a steering committee and lots of residents to really come up with a vision for what people want to see,” said PAL Executive Director Laura Ringo. (By: Fox Carolina)

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Grant Awarded for Duncan Park Revitalization Project

February 2nd 2023

PAL, in partnership with the City of Spartanburg, was awarded $300,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which will be used to revitalize Duncan Park! We are so thankful for this grant and the opportunity to breathe new life into an already beautiful park. Please be on the lookout for more information on the Duncan Park revitalization project. #parks 🌳 Our revitalization project will include the following: -The installation of a new paved trail that will connect Duncan Park to the MBF Rail Trail & The Dan -The replacement of a wooden bridge with an aluminum bridge -The removal of invasive plant species

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The 'Hub City Hopper', was Named the #6 Best New Bike Lane in the U.S.

January 30th 2023

The 'Hub City Hopper' was just ranked the 6th best new bike lane in the United States by People for Bikes! If you have yet to enjoy this new downtown connection of the Dan, this is your sign to check it out! (By: Martina Haggerty, PeopleForBikes’ senior director of local innovation)

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‘Hub City Hopper’ trail through downtown Spartanburg is now open

December 13th 2022

A new section of the Daniel Morgan Trail System in Spartanburg is now open. On Tuesday, PAL Spartanburg and city leaders unveiled the new trail section, the “Hub City Hopper” (Published by Janie Bohlmann, 7 News WSPA).

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Norfolk Southern, SC nonprofits negotiate over future Saluda Grade trail

October 27th 2022

Construction of a 31-mile rail trail on the inactive Saluda Grade railroad line in South Carolina and North Carolina could begin within five years if negotiations with Norfolk Southern are successful. Part of the proposed 31-mile rail trail passes through the city of Inman in Spartanburg County. Negotiations continue with Norfolk Southern to purchase the abandoned railroad line that connects South Carolina with North Carolina (Published by Chris Lavender, The Post and Courier).

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The Saluda Grade Trail: Making a Dream A Reality

October 25th 2022

From decades of dreaming of such a trail, PAL, along with Conserving Carolinas and Upstate Forever, are working towards a game-changing 31-mile trail that will provide access along the countryside of Upstate South Carolina to the breathtaking mountain views of Western North Carolina. This vision will turn the historic Saluda Grade Railroad into a place that welcomes runners, bikers, hikers, and dog walkers (Published by Ten at the Top).

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Spartanburg County Trails: Council backs $1.8M request to finish 2 projects, start third

October 10th 2022

Spartanburg County Council has approved a request for up to $1.8 million in budgeted funds to complete two trail projects. It also approved a third multi-use trail that connects to Spartanburg’s 55-mile urban trail system called The Dan. (Published by Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal)

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PAL Announces The 2nd Annual Jump Jam at Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park

September 26th 2022

PAL is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Jump Jam presented by Lamar Holdings LLC at Vic Baily Subaru Bike Park on October 9, 2022. Join PAL for a family-friendly afternoon of riding, food, and entertainment at the Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park!

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