Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5237 PARKS & RECREATION T E A M G R E E R 2 0 1 6 A N N U A L R E P O R T The Parks and Recreation De- partment spent more than $500,000 in construction and renovation projects in 2016 to improve facilities for programs and participants. The department’s major project was completing Phase One renovations at the City of Greer Center for the Arts (see Page 26). Greer City Council ap- proved expenditures of up to $100,000 from the City’s Hospitality Fund to complete the initial work, which opened the facility to six resident art- ists. Work was also completed at Cen- tury Park on a new press box/conces- sions stand with baseball weather vane and a picnic shelter with restrooms. The old press box was torn down in the fall of 2015. The City received a 2014 match- ing grant from the Land and Water Con- servation Fund for the project, which was expanded to address recommended upgrades in storm water drainage and field lighting. Crews also did significant reno- vations to the ballfield at H.R. Turner Park, completed an irrigation upgrade at City Stadium, and constructed a bat- ting cage at Victor Park. “We’re fortunate to be able to keep our facilities safe and updated for all who use them,” Parks and Recreation Department Director Ann Cunningham said. “Whether it’s for athletics or rec- reation, we’re constantly planning for the future of our program.” Construction and renovation keeps staff busy A new press box/concessions stand with baseball weather vane and a shelter with restrooms opened at the Century Park ballfields. Renovation was also completed at Turner Park