Unity Park

Greenville, SC

City of Greenville
Delivery Method
CM At-Risk

Project Description

Greenville’s newest park features four state-of-the-art playgrounds, including a 4,100 SF splash pad, two expansive green spaces, covered picnic tables, and a 10,000 SF welcome center with restrooms, a first-aid station, and flexible event space. The project included the construction of pedestrian bridges spanning the Reedy River, which allow pedestrians to access other parts of the Swamp Rabbit trail and neighboring businesses. This revitalization effort is designed to attract new life and create economic vibrancy to a currently underutilized space of West Greenville.

Harper was selected to perform preconstruction and construction services for Phase 1 of Unity Park, a CM At-Risk project for the City of Greenville. Harper’s efforts include extensive site work to the 60-acre site, underground utilities, and significant soil amendments. The construction of Unity Park made strides in its prioritization of the environment and natural surroundings. For the Reedy River, which weaves through the proposed park, Harper provided bank stabilization, beautification, and created a secondary river channel for the river. This park was designed to be accessible to all and includes an ADA-compliant playground with accessibility features. The design team focused on how development would occur around the park and helped develop an affordable housing strategy while designing the park.


  • 2022 ENR Southeast Awards for Best Project, Landscape/Urban Development
  • March of Dimes Project of the Year