Sitting down isn’t the first thing that pops into my mind when I think of the Greenville Health Systems Swamp Rabbit Trail. Jogging doesn’t pop into my mind either, but I’m definitely down for a walk or bike ride. The trail has become a popular attraction for bicyclists and joggers from across South Carolina.
I recently made a discovery that will transform the GHS Swamp Rabbit into a haven for all outdoor enthusiasts. Personalized, handcrafted benches have been planted along the trail, making it appealing to everyone regardless of their fitness level or stamina. Folks who enjoy a slow stroll can take advantage of the scenery, knowing they have a place to rest when energy levels drop.
Presently, there are five benches in place sponsored by individual families. Each is custom-made by Danny Kyzer. You will find two behind The Cafe at Williams Hardware and three in the pocket park between Furman University and The Woodlands. My favorite one was donated by Linda Satterfield and family in honor of their mother. She was a school teacher and the ends of the bench are made from an old school desk. Flowers and children make up the back rest depicting two of her favorite things (it’s in the pocket near the Woodlands.)
The next time you travel the trail, make sure to stop and admire these beautiful pieces of art.
We think this is a wonderful opportunity to support Greenville and the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail while honoring a loved one at the same time. For more information on how to sponsor a bench, contact Ty Houck with Greenville County Recreation at (864) 331-9631.