What is a Friends Group?
A Friends Group is an official volunteer group that is affiliated with the City of Greenville. Friends Groups work in partnership with the City to preserve and enhance specific parks. Friends Groups invest time and resources to sustain healthy and welcoming park spaces that connect neighbors, build community identity and enhance property values in their neighborhood. Successful Friends Groups engage with community residents and external partners (businesses, schools, foundations) to achieve these goals and serve as the community voice for the park.
The Value of Stewardship
Parks have an enormous impact on the health of a community and provide economic and environmental benefits for the neighborhoods surrounding them. With 37 parks occupying more than 400 acres of land, it can be difficult for the City to meet all of the needs of all of the parks. Friends Groups are valuable assets and can make a tremendous difference in the health of their parks and the quality of life in their community by fundraising, mobilizing volunteers for service days and hosting community events. To learn more or get involved:
Friends of Cleveland Park
Jay Anthony | JAnthony@anthonylawsc.com
Elizabeth Baucom | firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Park Friends
Friends of the Reedy River
Carolina Foothills Garden Club | Falls Park
Cancer Survivors Park Alliance