In February 2008, City Council approved funds to review and update the original recreation master plan which was completed in 2000. Arbor Engineering (Greenville, SC) was the firm selected to carry out this process. Arbor obtained the necessary information through community input, surveys and on-site visits to develop conceptual plans for several of the City’s parks and recreational facilities, as well as a comprehensive greenway and trails system. It is projected that the total plan represents $30 million dollar of improvements over a 15-20 year period. Click on the respective links below to view the sites and learn more about the process and recommendations.
If you are interested in learning more about the master plan please contact the Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-231-2232.
Downtown Bike-Pedestrian Connectivity Plan by Alta Planning & Design
The Anderson City Council on September 22, 2014, adopted the Downtown Anderson Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Plan. The City contracted with Alta Planning and Design, a national firm that specializes in trails and greenways, to develop a bikeway and walkway network within downtown Anderson and connections to key destination points.
Among the identified destination points were AnMed Health North Campus, Anderson University, Westside Community Center, Anderson County Courthouse Annex, City of Anderson Recreation Center and the Electric City Transit Transfer Center.
The plan focused on improving and providing safer bicycling and walking connectivity in the city and identifying trail alignments that will serve as key corridors for both active transportation and recreation for the City. The recommended projects will link residents and visitors to parks, schools, health campuses and downtown retail and employment destinations in the City of Anderson. The plan is a guide to be used by all – residents, tourists, business, industry, utilities, and government entities – as community improvements and new developments are considered. Infrastructure connections shown in the plan showcase the opportunity for individuals to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and the beauty of the area’s existing natural resources. This plan will provide the foundation for Anderson to become the Upstate’s next bicycle and walk friendly community, and advance the economic development landscape.
The implementation will be completed in phases over the next several years. Once completed, an additional 14 miles of greenways and 10 miles of bike lanes and paths will be created. The $10 million project will utilize federal, state, local and private funding.