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Cameron expects more green space to bring more recreation opportunities

Town council is currently vetting bidders for this project. Public input will help them decide how the space will be used.

CAMERON, S.C. — The Town of Cameron is in the process of creating green spaces for residents to enjoy. The one located next to town hall is being funded with money from the penny sales tax. 

Town leaders say they are seeking out federal funding for the other green space located down the street next to Smith Mercantile.

Clark Smith is the owner.

“It’s gonna be more of a quiet, passive park. It will have seating, we’ve talked about, maybe a stage in the back so we can do small musical events. Maybe the Calhoun Players. The Cameron Community Club runs the old school property. Calhoun Players puts on events a handful of times a year," said Smith.

As of Monday, three bidders have presented a design and build plan for the space.

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“It’s gonna be a great benefit for a family reunion wanting to do a picnic. To Novia, maybe doing a jazz dinner and wants to have some outside seating. To us doing some kind of event where we’ve got vendors, local craftsmen, artists," said Smith.

According to Smith, most of the town's recreation comes from the Cameron Community Club which is rented out for events and hosts the local youth baseball team.

The creation of these new parks will leave room for more options.

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“What I think this is gonna do with that park and this one, as well as our sort of sidewalk activity, is it’s going to create the town as a destination, not a specific event with a starting and ending time," said Smith.

Town council is currently vetting bidders for this project. Public input will help them decide how the space will be used.

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