NEWBERRY — The winner of the last week’s “Where’s Super Johnnie?” challenge was Amber Longshore for correctly identifying McSwain Park.
Located at the end of McSwain and Langford streets, the park is next to the old Gallman High School. The park once had a community swimming pool that was removed in 1988.
The park includes basketball courts, playground equipment and a picnic shelter with bathrooms. Renovations to the park, as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, are slated to occur during the current budget year. Plans are to build new basketball courts, add another picnic shelter and bathroom and a walking trail within the park.
The park was one of six parks included in a 1972 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant award. Another LWCF grant is being sought to help with the planned renovations.
The park was recently renamed Dr. Ulysses Gallman Park in honor of the longtime educator from Newberry and a new park sign bearing his name will be installed at the park as part of the renovations.
Get Out and Get In! — Other Parks to Visit This Week:
• Wise Street Park, 2420 Holloway St. — includes a playground, shelter and ball field.
• Memorial Park, 1207 McKibben St. — dedicated to those who gave their lives in war.
• Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road in Prosperity.