Updates on recent changes as well as short-term and long-term plans for the future of Greenville’s parks will be discussed at a town hall meeting Thursday.
Earlier this year, a total of nearly half a million dollars was spent on improvements to Aunt Char’s Kidzone, Middleton Park and Wright Park. Greenville also saw its first-ever Trout Bout – a community fishing event for kids.
The renovations to the playgrounds included new slides, swings, ladders and monkey bars, and the addition of rock-climbing walls – and, in Aunt Char’s case, a 100-foot zip line.
The playgrounds also received new shade structures, and the equipment at Wright Park was moved farther away from the fairways of the adjacent golf course to make it safer.
For the Trout Bout, which the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department hosted back in February, Texas Parks and Wildlife filled the pond at Graham Park with about 2,500 rainbow trout to give local children an opportunity to hone their fishing skills.
The town hall meeting, at which future plans for the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department will be discussed, will be Thursday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, located at 5501 Highway 69 South, in Greenville.