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Paul Ellis, III Overlook

 
 
Paul Ellis, III Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
1. Paul Ellis, III Overlook Marker
Inscription.  Paul B. Ellis, III was the City of Greenville's Parks and Recreation Director from 1978 until 2008. During his tenure he guided the development of many parks and recreation facilities that are integral to Greenville's extensive and well loved parks and greenways system. Of these accomplishments, Paul's best-known and most widely cherished work is Falls Park. As one of Falls Park's key visionaries, he worked in concert with an exceptional design team consisting of Andrea Mains, Miguel Rosales and Tom Keith to transform land that was once hidden beneath a vehicular bridge into an iconic outdoor space.

Paul's behind-the-scenes efforts to oversee Falls Park's intricate and lengthy development process were integral to the formation of the stunning park before you today. In honor of his significant contributions to Falls Park, this overlook was named The Paul B. Ellis, III Overlook in 2014 during Falls Park's 10th anniversary celebration.

Paul is a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration. Paul served as president of the
Paul Ellis, III Overlook Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Reedy River Falls in the background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
2. Paul Ellis, III Overlook Marker
(wide view • Reedy River Falls in the background)
South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association in 1983, was named Outstanding Alumnus by Clemson University in 1985 and was awarded Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association in 1991. He also received the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

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Paul B. Ellis, III with Mayor Knox White and Miguel Rosales - Falls Park 2004
 
Location. 34° 50.683′ N, 82° 24.082′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street and Falls Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located along the Falls Park walkway, overlooking the Reedy River falls from the west side, north of the Liberty Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reedy River Falls (here, next to this marker); Hunting Grounds to Mill Town (here, next to this marker); Liberty Bridge (here, next to this marker); McBee's Mills (here, next to this marker); The Reedy River (a few steps from this marker); Harriet Smith Wyche (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Falls Park
Reedy River Falls (<i>view east from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
3. Reedy River Falls (view east from marker)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tate Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  The surprising history of Greenville’s Falls Park. The Camperdown Bridge was demolished in 2002, opening up the view of the falls once again. Not long after, construction began on Liberty Bridge, a unique pedestrian-only suspension bridge that affords an unobstructed view of the falls. In 2004, much of what we know as Falls Park on the Reedy was completed, and crowds flocked to enjoy the park’s beauty. (Submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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