Members of the Greenville City Council are hopeful a grant request could lead to a complete transformation of Jackson’s Landing, creating a trail hub in the process.
Flat River Trail
Christened more than 45 years ago, Jackson’s Landing has long served as a launching point for canoeists and kayakers who desire for a trip down the shallow and scenic Flat River.
Originally celebrated on May 17, 1976, the land along the east bank of the river was gifted to the city by actress Mary Jackson, who in honoring the wishes of her late brother, R.E. “Bill” Jackson, deeded to the city what was previously 1.3 acres of land south of E. Washington Street (M-57) that he had owned, to specifically be used as a canoe launch.
Members of the Greenville City Council were bursting with laughter, sharing no shortage of dog puns Tuesday evening while reveling in the anticipation of this community’s next recreational project — a public dog park.
That shared joking and laughter could also be attributed to the fact that for the first time in more than a year, the council had its first in-person meeting, with the public attending via Zoom, within the renovated council chamber room at Greenville City Hall, having last met in person on March 17, 2020.