Ella Mae Logan Park gets a makeover

The Ella Mae Logan Park — located in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood — got some new equipment and general improvements.

 A large piece of playground equipment with a rope course in an outdoor area.

Are we too old to play? | Photo provided by the City of Greenville

The world is your playground. The Ella Mae Logan Park — located at 488 Howe St. in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood — got a makeover for the first time since 2011. The park was named after Ella Mae Logan, a longtime Haynie-Sirrine resident who helped establish the park.

Children watching as three people cut a green ribbon signifying the opening of a park.

The faces of the future. | Photo provided by the City of Greenville

Families can now enjoy:

  • New equipment designed for two- to five-year-old children
  • 76 new plants + a swamp white oak tree
  • Repainted picnic tables
  • New signs
  • Decorative river rock (to prevent standing water)
  • Fresh stain on the park’s wall of the 50 states
Orange and green playground equipment including swings and slides.

The future looks bright. | Photo provided by the City of Greenville

These renovations are thanks to the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood association + Greenville’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism department outline of the improvements they wanted to see as part of the city’s Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP).

The NPP was established in 2018 and aims to replace one to two playgrounds per year, investing $3.6 million for “targeted improvements.” During NPP’s first round of improvements, it replaced 10 playgrounds + provided updates to 24 park spaces.

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