By Butch Kirven
In August 2013, Greenville County Council approved a resolution dissolving the Greenville County Recreation District (a special purpose tax district) allowing the creation of the Greenville County Department of Parks and Recreation. Since 2006, Greenville County has authorized the expenditure of over $53 million for parks, recreation, arts, and related improvements across the county. This amount is over and above the $14 million annual budget of the Recreation District. These new and enhanced parks and recreation facilities serve and benefit all Greenville County citizens.