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City of Travelers Rest Newsletter


From the Mayor’s Desk

Dear Residents and Friends of TR,

We, here at the City of Travelers Rest, have been busy setting the stage for a fun and eventful end of summer. Read below for all the many happenings coming around town. Our focus for 2021 has been to create as many opportunities as possible for small community gatherings.

We’ve also put focus on outside placemaking by renovating pocket parks throughout the city. Places to rest and places to gather more info on what’s happening in the city. We look forward to all the ways we can enjoy each other and our city during the month of August and September!

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail Improvements

The City of Travelers Rest was awarded a $5,000 NAR Placemaking grant from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors for trail improvements. The funds were used to beautify a section of the trail behind the TRee House Cafe & Studio. We would like to thank volunteers from GGAR for coming out and working with city staff on this project. 

In addition to the beautification project, the Greenville County Department of  Recreation completed an 8.6 -mile repaving project from Downtown Travelers Rest to Unity Park! Trail closures have ended and the new, widened pavement looks great.

Community Input Meeting Held for North Poinsett Streetscape Project

On July 13th and 14th, City leaders, project engineers, and SCDOT officials met with members of the community to discuss plans for the North Poinsett Streetscape Project. The project aims to improve accessibility by adding sidewalks and bike lanes as well as greenery and streetscaping. Community input at this stage is critical to inform future phases of the project planning process. We appreciate all that came out!

New Kiosks Keep Residents & Visitors Informed

Be on the lookout for three new kiosks in town. The City of Travelers Rest has installed the kiosks to keep residents and visitors up-to-date on the latest happenings and need-to-know info. 
Find them in the following locations:

  • Trailblazer Park
  • The History Museum
  • Next to the Whistle Stop Parking lot

Road Improvement Project

The Roe Road Project at Hwy 25 is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of August 16th. This project’s goal is to improve safety and traffic by adding an additional right turn lane on Roe Rd. in front of McDonalds. The project will also realign the intersection of S. End Circle with Roe Center Ct.

Roads will not be closed during construction and it’s estimated to take 10 – 14 days to complete. We will post more details on this project as they become available on our social media channels.

Movies in Amphitheater at Trailblazer Park

A Special Thank You to Our 2021 Movies in the Park Series Sponsor Welcome Home Upstate Associates 

Enjoy FREE Movies every Saturday in August on the big screen in the amphitheater at Trailblazer Park. Bring a blanket, and chairs and enjoy popcorn and treats from vendors. Movies start at dusk around 8:15 pm. 

Movie Schedule:
Aug 7th – Godzilla vs Kong – Sponsored by New Horizon Family Health Services
Aug 14th – Tom & Jerry the Movie
Aug 21st – Forrest Gump
Aug 28th – Naya & the Last Dragon
Read More

Join the TR Adventure Club!
In June, the City of Travelers Rest kicked off a program to challenge residents and visitors to complete a 22 stop quest that begins in town with a scavenger hunt. The adventure includes visits to nearby attractions, hiking, biking, and scenic drives. Read More.

Broadway Comes to Trailblazer Park
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Stars from the Broadway production of Phantom as well as performers from Carnegie Hall and the National Opera stage along with local talent will grace the amphitheater for four performances in August. 

Friday, Aug 13th | Sunday, Aug 15th at 7 pm:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Friday, Aug 20th | Sunday, Aug 22nd at 7 pm: 
Phantom in the Park
Produced by the SC Repertory Theatre. Food trucks will be available.

September Music in the Park Lineup 
Look for a great lineup of music every Saturday in September! Local favorites like Randomonium and The Night Affair Band will be joined by jazz and blues performer, Ross Osteen and county music band, Alex Keys and the Locksmiths out of Nashville, TN. Food Trucks, Beer & Wine at 6:00 pm | Music at 7:00 pm
Please remember that outside alcohol is NOT allowed. Small coolers and picnic baskets are welcome. Please note: Dogs are NOT allowed (with the exception of service animals).

September Schedule:
4th: Ross Osteen Band
11th: Alex Keys and the Locksmiths
18th: Randomonium
25th: The Night Affair Band
Read More

The Browse & Stroll Art Market returns
on the third Saturday in September!

Looking for a Great Weekend Jaunt?
Look no further than TR! Take a walk or bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail then come see what our Downtown has to offer. Our restaurants and retail businesses are some of the best in the area and they’re ready to welcome you in. Let’s continue to do our part to support our local businesses and keep TR strong. Shop TR   Dine TR

City Calendar

August 9
Council Committee Meeting

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

August 19
City Council Meeting

6:00 pm

August 24
Planning Commission Meeting

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

View the full City Calendar

Please note: City Council meetings are hosted live on Facebook and through the Zoom app until further notice

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Travelers Rest City Council

Council Members welcome your comments and questions!

Mayor Brandy Amidon,

Grant Bumgarner
Kelly Byers
Harvey Choplin
Shaniece Criss

Rick Floyd
Jeff George
Brantly Vest
Sara Gilstrap

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Travelers Rest City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Questions? Call 864.834.8740 or email

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