Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Playful City USA

City of Spartanburg Selected As A Playful City For The Third Consecutive Year.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 21, 2009) –The City of Spartanburg in partnership with Southside Unity in the Community was selected as a “Playful City” for the third year in a row by KaBOOM! a national non-profit that promotes providing areas for children to play.
Of the 93 communities chosen, Spartanburg was among the 22 cities named for the third consecutive year including Honolulu, Indianapolis and San Antonio due to the City’s commitment to usable, open parks in the City of Spartanburg.
Southside Unity in the Community, a local nonprofit focused on improving the lives of the community's youth, started the application process in aspiration of receiving grant money to improve and maintain city parks. As a result of the 2007 Mary Black Foundation Community Champion award, Southside Unity in the Community used the $25,000 award money to train community volunteers and beautify Priscilla Rumley Park, a 14-acre neighborhood park located at the intersection of Seay St. and Gary St.

For more details, contact Parks and Recreation Superintendent Brian Wofford at 596-3105 or

1 comment:

wanda cheeks said...

I am so proud of my city for doing big things to change the quality of life for all citizens of Spartanburg! Our kids will have safe places to play because of the efforts of the Spartanburg City Parks and Recreation Department hard work and determination. I visited Stewart Park last Friday and witnesses over 150 kids participate in a workshop that included their ideas in the planning process. When this park is completed the community will know that their ideas were the driving force for success of this effort. Great Job City Parks and Recreation!