The park – Greenwood’s 15th – will increase the city’s green space to more than 289 acres.
One of the park’s major benefits will be additional connectivity for Greenwood’s trail system. Central Nine Career Center, which is located immediately north of the park, has expressed interest to connect its campus trail system to the five miles of trails on Worthsville Road.
A trailhead parking lot and retention basin have already been constructed and were completed as part of the most recent phase for the Worthsville Road extension project.
As far as other amenities and park features, Greenwood Parks & Recreation Director Rob Taggart said the city will seek input from the public in the near future.
“The availability of quality parks and other public recreation opportunities is critically important, both for current residents and economic development efforts,” said Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers. “We’ve made tremendous progress improving the quality of life in Greenwood, and this project continues that momentum.”