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Greer buys 72 acres to expand parks

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The city of Greer on Tuesday bought 72.1 acres of land adjacent to the Greer Golf Course.

The effort, which the city said has been underway for the past year, is an effort is to create new passive recreational space for city residents, expand the trail system, and strengthen the city’s dedication to quality facilities for those living in Greer. 

“We are very excited to have made this land acquisition,” City Administrator Andrew Merriman said in a news release. “This city is committed to providing the highest quality recreational amenities in the Upstate while working diligently on preserving as much open space as possible.” 

Mayor Rick Danner closed on the property on behalf of the city with a purchase that will connect two major recreational facilities — Greer Golf Course and Country Club Road Park. 

Today is a great day for the citizens of Greer as we continue to grow our recreation space,” Danner said in the release. “With today's property acquisition we have now added two large parcels adjacent to the Greer Golf property. Like the golf course, these additional properties will be placed in a land trust for many generations of Greer citizens to enjoy. Today's purchase also adds to what is quickly becoming the largest city-owned park in the Upstate. This new addition will further council’s goal of providing passive and programmed recreational opportunities for all of the citizens of Greer.”

The city plans to annex the property.

Reach Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.

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