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Review of Runway Park at GMU

Runway Park at GMU
Ranked #7 of 102 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Greenville Downtown Airport's Runway Park at GMU, which is free to use and open to the public during daylight hours, has an educational amphitheater, exercise "Perimeter Taxiway" and walking "Runways", as well as aviation themed playground equipment, a swing set, a Bi-plane "Climber", a picnic hangar, a Cessna 310 static display and restrooms. A 15-foot cross section of a Boeing 737 fuselage is the handicapped accessible park entrance. Throughout the park are education of aviation signs which cover items like: What runway markings mean, about air traffic controllers language, how aircraft achieve flight, parts of aircraft, careers in the aviation industry, General Aviation aircraft uses, gauges on aircraft instrument panels, how weather affects flight, and some aviation history etc... We are now seeking donations to level and pave the park's parking lot.
Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a great place for kids to check out airplanes while playing at the park.The park is not the easiest place to find but it is worth a trip.

2  Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I've watched this park develop from weeds and trees and it's already a fun attraction for families. They continue to update the park with beautiful equipment and displays while keeping it useful, clean and nice. Located next to the Runway Cafe, the park has a terrific view of the entire airport and it's also a nice area to picnic. There are two paved "runways" with a paved "taxiway" (footpath) around the edge of the park area, and the playground equipment is typical of most children's parks but it has an aviation theme throughout. If you have children (up to teenagers) it's a great place to take a break while they entertain themselves, watch airplanes and burn off energy in a fenced-in, modern playground. If you come on nice weekend around lunchtime, there are always aircraft flying-in for lunch at the Runway Cafe and they park very near the playground. Just "plane" fun!

6  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 9 April 2014
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