Archive for ‘July, 2011’

Greenville Arboretum

A plaque in memory of the Greenville Arboretum in downtown Greenville. This photo was taken by Denton Harryman.

This plaque can be found in Falls Park in downtown Greenville. The plaque shares an interesting story as follows:

“The Greenville Garden Club won the $500 second place price in Better Homes and Gardens ‘More Beautiful America’ contest in 1932 for their landscaping of the Rock Quary Park. Members used the money to develop South Carolina’s first arboretum on five acres of five acres of Furman University land. The plan … included flower beds, terraces, winding walks, retaining walls, and picturesque seats of natural stone. WPA workers built the project. Beginning with 266 trees of 25 varieties club members … created one of Greenville’s most attractive tourist sights in the 1930s. The arboretum was neglected during World War II and fell into decay when Furman moved away.”

Personally I think those who created the Arboretum, in 1932, would be very pleased to see how Falls Park looks today.

exercise series, Falls Park

One of several paths at Falls Park in downtown Greenville. This photo was taken by Denton Harryman.

The excercise series started in Falls Park and then looped back to falls park for mile four of the walk. It is impressive to me that in a one hour walk I took photos in Falls Park, Cleveland Park, Rock Quarry Garden, the Rose Garden, and Linky Stone Park. We are lucky to live in a city which values greenspaces as much as Greenville does.

exercise series, sports

Playing basketball at Cleveland Park in downtown Greenville. This photo was taken by Denton Harryman.

Continuing the exercise series today I’m sharing a photo of a young man playing basketball at Cleveland Park. The photo is tilted a little because I took all of the photos, in my exercise series, in motion while on a four mile walk through the parks in downtown Greenville. I’m also sharing photos showing the tennis courts and the Cleveland Park Annex where they hold Jazzercise classes.