The Greenbrier County Arts and Recreation Department seeks to construct a sports facility upon 40 acres of property, which were donated for the purpose of providing a place for both active and passive recreation. The county envisions creating the premier recreational facility in Greenbrier County and eastern West Virginia – the Greenbrier Sports Complex.
The Greenbrier Sports Complex is envisioned as a location where baseball, softball, soccer, and other athletic clubs could play and train. Open space, trails, and signage would transform the wooded lot and surrounding landscape into a site that offers the county and neighboring districts a clean, well-maintained park. Additionally, the county is interested in locating the following elements, if possible: baseball/softball quadplex fields, batting cages, 10-12 soccer fields, concession stands, an indoor venue for winter sports, archery/rifle range, walking trails, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters/multi-purpose pavilions, restrooms, and an amphitheater.*
These recreational amenities on site would be available to the county’s residents. The property would be located 4 miles off of Interstate 64 and conveniently located near highways, schools, residents, hotels, and services. The county would like to increase sports tourism by playing host to regional athletic clubs through scheduled games and tournaments.*Greenbrier County further envisions a place that can become a community gathering space and concert venue.
The property exists on a wooded lot and shares a boundary with the Greenbrier River. Connections to the river would serve the site’s hikers and visitors looking to take part in fishing or other watersports. County representatives would like to preserve the mature, quality hardwoods where possible and weave trails amongst the trees.
CDAC worked with a stakeholders committee to develop a conceptual master plan, three focus area designs, and a planting plan or palette.
Project team: Patricia Stroud, Andrea Thomas, Daphne Williams, Alex Jones, and Cen Zhong
*Taken from CDAC Application dated 08/06/2015