The city of Clinton will soon be getting a new park that its creators call an “experience.”
The Hollingsworth Foundation is working on building Aspire just south of the downtown Clinton area in Anderson County. It’s just an empty plot of land now, but it will soon be complete with 18 miles of hiking and biking trails, a dog “bark” and activities along the river that include kayaking and canoeing.
The foundation also hopes to build multiple wedding venues and say it will be ideal for a convention. They say it’s a way to give back to the community.
“My family decided that they wanted to give something to the community that will be longstanding,” said foundation president Joe Hollingsworth Jr. “We want it to be an experience incorporating the historic part of the area and the individuals that influence the area, so we’re going to memorialize some of their stories in the process to increase the experience level.”
Hollingsworth says Aspire has been an idea for around 11 years and they hope to break ground this fall.