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Greenville Voters to Decide on $65 Million Bond for Recreation and Park Improvements

On November 7, 2023, the residents of Greenville will have the opportunity to vote on CITY OF GREENVILLE PROPOSITION A, which involves the issuance of $65,000,000 in General Obligation Bonds. These funds are intended to be used for various Park, Open Space, and Recreation Facilities projects, including enhancements to the Reecy Davis Center and the Greenville SportsPark. Additionally, this proposition proposes levying a tax to fund these projects.


Here are the key facts related to the proposition:

  1. New Recreation & Athletic Center: The proposed funds will be used to construct a modern recreation and athletic center that will cater to the needs of seniors, families, teenagers, and the youth of Greenville.

    • Aquatic Spaces: Indoor activity pool, lap lanes, dry sauna and locker rooms

    • Atheletic Spaces: 6 High School basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, 18 pickleball courts

    • Community Spaces: Child watch, indoor playground, games room, classrooms/party rooms 


  2. Skate Park/Pump Track: Enthusiasts of skateboarding, bicycling, and rollerblading can look forward to the creation of a new skate park and pump track as part of this initiative. 

  3. SportsPark Lighting: The plan includes installing new lights at the SportsPark soccer fields. This addition will enable the community to utilize these facilities during the evening hours.

  4. Reecy Davis Recreation Center Expansion: The Reecy Davis Recreation Center is set to undergo expansion, which will encompass a new gym and fitness center. Additionally, the project will provide additional classroom and activity space for the community.

    • General Spaces: Update existing center, new restrooms, storage

    • Atheletic Spaces: 1 basektball court, 1 volleyball court, 2000 sf fitness center

    • Community Spaces: classroom/party room with 80 person capacity

Regarding the tax impact, taxpayers should be prepared for a potential increase in the Interest and Sinking (I&S) tax rate, estimated to be approximately 5.8 cents. However, the City aims to counterbalance this increase by lowering the Management and Operations (M&O) tax rate by approximately 5.8 cents. This strategy is designed to ensure that there is no net increase in the adopted tax rate, ultimately minimizing the impact on city taxes.

Town hall meetings have been schedulred for transparency:

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