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Cleveland Park

 
 
Cleveland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 8, 2009
1. Cleveland Park Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
W.C. Cleveland
who, on February 13, 1925
unselfishly gave this park
to the citizens of
Greenville, South Carolina
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Mayor Max M. Heller
Councilmen
Joe E. Jordan, Wayne Wuestenberg
James H. Simkins, Joseph R. Bryson
Vardry D. Ramseur, III, James M. Shoemaker, Jr.

 
Erected 1972.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 34° 50.733′ N, 82° 23.25′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Cleveland Park Drive. Marker is located at the west end of the parking lot. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capers Bouton Memoral Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); African Elephant (about
Cleveland Park Playground -<br>Parallel from the Zoo image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 8, 2009
2. Cleveland Park Playground -
Parallel from the Zoo
400 feet away); Crenshaw's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brockman Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Rudolf Anderson Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company (approx. half a mile away); Greenville Memorial Auditorium (approx. half a mile away); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Greenville Zoo - Cleveland Park. Enjoy wildlife from around the world, including giraffes, orangutans, giant tortoises, lions and of course, everyone's favorites, Joy and Ladybird, the elephants. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Cleveland Park of Greenville. This downtown recreation area is located along the banks of the Reedy River and Richland Creek. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About Cleveland Park
Beginning at East Washington Street and Ridgeland Avenue, and ending at Furman College Way, Greenville's
The Reedy River Flowing Through Cleveland Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 8, 2009
3. The Reedy River Flowing Through Cleveland Park
Cleveland Park is the longest park in the city. It follows the eastern flow of the Reedy River as it empties from the Reedy River Historic Park and joins with Ridgeland Creek.

The park features paved walkways that run along the river banks and under several major roadways in and around Greenville. At the start of the park is the 10-acre Greenville Zoo. By no means a large zoo, it is a favorite stop for children and includes two of Greenville's most famous symbols: Joy and Ladybug the elephants.

The park includes playgrounds for children, benches for sitting and resting, and plenty of green space along the river. If in Greenville, take an afternoon and stroll the park. For families is perfect. For the rest of us, its a delight.
    — Submitted February 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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