Grantee Spotlight Blog Series: Pineview Hills Neighborhood Association
This week’s blog is written by Marshall Irby, Neighborhood Association Member, Pineview Hills Neighborhood Association
The revitalization of the playground equipment and resurfacing of the basketball courts in the Pineview Hills Community is just a few months away, thanks to the gracious grant from the Mary Black Foundation. Pineview Hills is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of the City of Spartanburg. The grant will assist in giving our youth a healthy and safe environment in which they can play and exert energy in a positive manner.
The Pineview Hills Community hosted a Healthy Park and Play Event on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Children from the Neighborhoods at Pineview Hills, Wofford Street, and Ellen C. Watson had a day of fun and healthy recreation games at the neighborhood’s community center. During this event there was an exhibit detailing three playground equipment designs. The children were given the opportunity to assist in the neighborhood planning by voting on the playground equipment design that they liked the best. The playground equipment design that received the most votes was the Keystone Crossing unit (pictured), and will have a Four Bay Swing Set. Additionally, the basketball court will be divided into three sections, 30 by 60 ft. courts on each end and, in the middle, the children will be able to play hopscotch and volleyball games.
Weather permitting, the playground construction is scheduled to be complete by the second week in September. Closer to the completion date we will set a ribbon cutting ceremony and look forward to celebrating the completion of this project and the creation of this playful area in our neighborhood. Stay tuned for news about the completed playground!