Thursday, May 19, 2011

Secret Swamp Park

These concrete ruins I imagine were used by the ancients to
practice yoga asanas on while surrounded by nature.
We've discovered an unborn park in Greenville, NC.  It hasn't opened up to the public yet and I rode my bike through "no trespassing - under construction" signs. I've been running there and it is very peaceful away from cars. I see just a couple of families, runners, and I don't feel like I'm breaking the law too bad.

There is something very unique and beautiful about these swamps with the Cypress Trees that have these wide distorted looking bases. The water is so still and black that it reflects the trees into it. All around you as you stand there in the silence, cotton glides gently down.

I'm a bit conflicted because I know that this was a very untouched area that is about to get a lot more foot traffic. On the other hand, I never would have seen this if they didn't clear a path through it. I wouldn't have said to myself, "I think I'll take a walk through this swamp". As long as we can keep the crazy Greenvillians from trashing it, I'm pro nature-human relations.

That tree has a cavity large enough to sleep four adults. 
I don't know what the name of the park is going to be, but I think we should call it the Secret Swamp Park. It has a nice ring to it. I bursting to tell people about it, but I want to keep it secret. I think the secret's out already.


  1. I just found out the name of the park is the South Tar River Greenway. It has been the work of FROGGS or the Friends of Greenville Greenways,

    They will be having an opening for the public June 11th. I don't know if I'll be in town, but everyone should go. I hope them the best in this freaking sweet endeavor.