NEWBERRY — The winner of the second “Where’s Super Johnnie?” challenge is DC Dapper for correctly identifying Willowbrook Park.
Located in West End, at the corner of Crosson and Drayton Streets, the park is split by Scott’s Creek. At one time, the park had a large pavilion that was used for dancing, suppers, roller skating and other entertainment as well as a bandstand and a goldfish pond.
Scott’s Creek Greenway runs parallel to the creek through the park and continues to O’Neal Street. The Greenway is .6 miles long. Future plans include extending the trail from Drayton Street, under the railroad trestle to the downtown area.
The city has also received a grant that will include looking into extending the trail at O’Neal Street to Newberry Middle School, providing a safe route to the school. The park is also in the City Capital Improvement Plan to be renovated in the future. The park currently features a shelter, playground equipment, multi-purpose courts and a scout cabin.
Some of the information on Willowbrook Park was gathered from “Newberry County, South Carolina: Historical and Genealogical Annals” by George Leland Summer.
Get Out and Get In! - Other Parks to Visit This Week:
• Vincent Street Park – 1747 Vincent Street – playground, shelter, bathroom and basketball courts
• Wells Park – 2310 Wells Park Drive – scenic linear park
• Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site - 2677 Sardis RD | Union, SC 29379 | Phone: 864-427-5966
For more information on City Parks: Call 321-1015 www.newberryprt.com For more information on SC State Parks: www.southcarolinaparks.com