Partners for Active Living has supported the implementation and improvement of the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail since it opened in 2006. When we surveyed trail users, we heard that the stretch of trail between Forest Avenue and Country Club Road was a bit uncomfortable because of the thick vegetation. In order to improve this section, PAL facilitated a lease agreement of seven acres of undeveloped land owned by Duke Energy. The City of Spartanburg currently holds the lease that allows the space to become community recreational space.

Want to learn more? Check out the City of Spartanburg podcast about The Rail Yard!

Mary Black Foundation provided a grant to PAL to hire Design Works LC. One of their principles, Christophe Drumain, came up with a beautiful conceptual plan.


Implementation has started - check out our progress!
Trolley Plaza Provided by the Group of 100

The fitness equipment is made possible thanks to the generous support of Milliken & Co.; and the yoga and stretch pad from Altrusa and White Oak Management

Our next feature to come online - the bike park called The Bike Yard

How can you get involved and help with this exciting project?

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