As is so often the case in Spartanburg, public-private partnerships are critical for success, and this project has been no different. Thank to you to people who worked to ensure that this funding came to our community.  

  • Chairman Lynch & Spartanburg County Council
  • John Montgomery, Montgomery Development 
  • Senators Lindsey Graham, Rep. William Timmons, as well as Rep. Tom Rice from Myrtle Beach SC
  • Rep. Max Hyde
  • Allen Smith & the OneSpartanburg team
  • Residents of the Southside and Highland neighborhoods
  • City of Spartanburg & Council
  • John White
  • Billy Webster
  • Former Rep. Harold Mitchell
  • Trail investors - Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Mary Black Foundation, Johnson Development Group
  • Many of our County and City employees, especially Kevin Stiens & Sherry Dull
  • The PAL team, especially Ned Barrett, Lindsey Graham, & Laura Ringo 
  • The PAL Board of Directors & The Dan Committee
  • Consultants Pat Votava & Heather Seagle Alta Planning & Paul Mills with Site Design & Matt Roos

Thank you to those that made this possible. The impact on the Spartanburg community is going to be significant for decades to come.

Laura Ringo, PAL Executive Director

"This grant will transform walking, bicycling, and alternative transportation in Spartanburg County for generations to come. This trail segment of The Dan will connect our neighborhoods to each other, to our thriving downtown, to educational centers, and to some of our most beautiful natural resources like the Fairforest Creek."

Cole Alverson, Spartanburg County Administrator

"Spartanburg County's Mission is to provide a foundation for a superior quality of life for our residents. This award is essential in helping us achieve that goal. We are excited that, through this grant, we'll be able to better connect our communities to one another; and we're pleased to give our families and friends yet another reason to be proud to call Spartanburg County 'home.'"

Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council Chairman

"In a time when talented folks can choose to live and work anywhere, quality of life issues become even more important. Our existing trails, particularly the Mary Black Rail Trail, are among the most used parks in Spartanburg County. This grant will allow us to build on that foundation and provide even more of our citizens access to recreation and wellness. This is a great win to add to Spartanburg County’s recent successes."

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