Greenwood Announces New Park
Officials to gather public input on plan, desired amenities for Grassy Creek Park
From City of Greenwood
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The City of Greenwood has a new addition to its parks system, and officials are expressing their excitement to develop the city’s newest public amenity. This week, city officials announced plans to develop Grassy Creek Park, sitting on roughly 10 acres along Worthsville Road on the city’s southeast side. The park’s official address is 602 E. Worthsville Rd.
Grassy Creek Park is Greenwood’s 15th park and brings the total footprint of public green space in the city to more than 280 acres. The land, previously occupied by a concrete plant, was purchased by the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission (RDC) in 2012. The RDC then transferred the land to the Parks & Recreation Board, which officially accepted the land for park use during a meeting earlier this week.
“The availability of quality parks and other public recreation opportunities is critically important, both for current residents and economic development efforts,” said Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers. “We’ve made tremendous progress improving the quality of life in Greenwood, and this project continues that momentum.”
One of Grassy Creek Park’s major benefits will be additional connectivity for Greenwood’s trail system. Central Nine Career Center, which is located immediately north of the park area, expressed its interest to connect their campus trail system to the five miles of trails currently constructed on Worthsville Road.
A trailhead parking lot and retention basin have already been constructed and were completed as part of the most recent phase for the Worthsville Road extension project.
As far as other amenities and park features, Greenwood Parks & Recreation Director Rob Taggart says the city will seek public input.
“We want residents in this area to play a key role in the process,” said Taggart. “These are Grassy Creek Park’s most frequent visitors, so their input will be extremely valuable.”
City officials plan to announce opportunities for public input in the near future.