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Podcast: Looking back on 10 years of public, private recreation investment in Spartanburg

Wednesday, January 22

Partners for Active Living Executive Director, Laura Ringo shares thoughts on a decade of local quality-of-life investment


With Spartanburg's explosive growth across every sector over the past decade, it's probably not surprising to anyone paying attention that the number and variety of ways for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and get active has also grown exponentially.


Whether it's the City's $2.5 million neighborhood parks improvement plan that touched all corners of our City, or the addition of new parks at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport and Denny's Plaza, or the new Butterfly Branch Greenway on the Northside, or the public-private partnership led by Partners for Active Living that has seen more than $1.7 million invested in the new Rail Yard Park along the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail, or any of the other dozens of improvements and additions our community has seen, there has never been a better time to get outside and enjoy yourself in Spartanburg.


Today on the podcast, we're talking with PAL Executive Director, Laura Ringo about this tremendous growth and change in our latest #Spartanburg2020 conversation. Listen below for more and let us know about your favorite new park or recreation opportunity!


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