I attended a birthday party for my nephew at the park recently. The equipment is all fairly new and the park is remarkably clean. I only wish there were some trees or other... read more
The Greenville Downtown Airport's park, which is free to use and open...
The Greenville Downtown Airport's park, which is free to use and open to the public, has an educational amphitheater, exercise "Perimeter Taxiway" and walking "Runways", as well as aviation themed playground equipment, a swing set, a Bi-plane "Climber", a picnic hangar and a Cessna 310 static display. A 15-foot cross section of a Boeing 737 fuselage is in the process of being transformed into a handicapped accessible park entrance.
In the future, we will add education of aviation signs to the park! We plan to cover items like: What runway markings mean, about air traffic controllers language, how aircraft achieve flight, about the Boeing fuselage entrance, Cessna 310 on display, parts of aircraft, careers and education in the aviation industry, General Aviation aircraft uses, gauges on aircraft instrument panels, how weather affects flight, local aviation history, types of aircraft, airport items like: Windsock, how planes "park" (on apron and tied down) etc... The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission, South Carolina Aviation Association, Michelin and Lockheed Martin have pledged generous donations to help us with this part of the park project!
We are now applying for grants, planning more fundraisers and seeking financial help to add park restrooms and the paving of the park's parking lot.