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ReWa and Athletics

Posted February 27, 2017 in Articles

Did you know how much Renewable Water Resources has helped athletics in Greenville County over the years? And we are not just talking about our executive director, Graham W. Rich, offering his thoughts on how the Clemson Tigers should have played the day before.

No, ReWa has played a large part in shaping many of the places that you and your kids partake in sports across in Greenville County. Did we just really use partake in a sentence? Yes, we did. Here are some examples:

  • Corey Burns Park: This 28-acre site on ReWa property, adjacent to the decommissioned Taylors WRRF, was developed in early 2008. The park offers a five-field tournament venue for baseball, concessions and restroom facilities.
  • The Pavilion: The 16-acre site on ReWa property was offered to the Greenville County Rec in the late 1980’s. This multi-purpose indoor recreation complex was recently expanded by eight acres. The facility offers the Upstate’s only ice skating rink, tennis courts, soccer fields, a historic miniature children’s train, and various programs ranging from summer day camps to special seasonal events.
  • Brushy Creek Athletic Complex: This state-of- the-art three-field athletic complex is home to thousands of upstate soccer enthusiasts during the spring and fall seasons. ReWa conveyed the land to the Greenville County Rec in the late 1980s.
  • Greenways at ReWa: Following on the successful completion of the City of Greenville Trails and Greenways Master Plan in 2007, a county-wide greenways master plan is in progress. This project aims to develop a comprehensive master plan that encompasses and links together existing parks, trails, green spaces, railroad corridors, sidewalks, utility corridors, roadways, and spur trails along feeder streams to the Reedy, Enoree, and Saluda River corridors. Across the Reedy River, you can connect to the Greenways at ReWa’s Mauldin Road property, as a part of its Silver LEED Certification. The connector trail to Lake Conestee Nature Park is made possible through ReWa’s agreement to allow the Greenville County Rec to build on this property. Bonus story: the Greenways Master Plan was unveiled at ReWa’s headquarters.