Airport Park is Now Open

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Spartanburg’s west side has its own premier play space as a new park at the Downtown Memorial Airport is now open.

The 7-acre park features aviation-themed elements throughout and includes two playgrounds, one for children 5-12 and another for children aged 2-5, as well as a splash pad, multipurpose athletic field, picnic shelters, a paved walking path, and restroom facilities. Total cost for the new park is around $975,000, with $800,000 coming from leftover funds from the City’s 2013 parks improvement plan, and the remainder coming from state grants and private funding.

On this episode of the City of Spartanburg podcast, the hosts are talking with Downtown Memorial Airport Director, Terry Connorton and Parks and Recreation Director Kim Moultrie about the event, the airport, and this fantastic new park.

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(Prepared by the City of Spartanburg.)