Grace Street Dog Park
For Greenwood, South Carolina, saving 54 acres of pristine green space adjacent to the heart of the city is like John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt working to protect the Redwoods, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. This was an opportunity for parents, grandparents, college students, teenagers, schoolchildren and ordinary citizens to join together in creating a park. As envisioned by the Foundation, the park features an open meadow, a natural amphitheater and walking trails. There are shaded pavilions for family picnics, small playgrounds for parents to enjoy an outing with their children, and a pond for outdoor lovers and for nature study by scout troops and school groups. A water feature offers an opportunity for strollers to relax or perhaps sit down for a leisurely read. A dog park would give animal lovers a place to exercise their pets as well as an opportunity to meet others who like to get out and share the news of their pets’ latest exploits.