Greenville Looks To Develop 7-Mile Stretch Along Tar River

City leaders say an untapped resource in their city is ready for a change and you can be a part of it.

On a rain soaked day like Thursday, not too many people will just hang out along the Town Common in Greenville. Although parents say even on a sunny day, there's not much for their kids to do there.

Parks and Recreation Director Gary Fenton says they're reaching out to the public, asking for their input on how to improve it. The city plans to take a seven-mile stretch of the Tar River and turn it into a destination location.

"The problem we have today is there is very little access to the Tar River," explains Fenton. "We have a little bit here at the Town Common but other than there, just a few spots along the river. Most people's interaction with the Tar River is here and crossing the bridge. That's about the extent of it."

Fenton says they're looking into creating camping opportunities, zip lines, boat rentals and BMX ramps.

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