department of parks and
The Children's Garden at Linky Stone Park
The Children's Garden is a
multi-themed garden designed to enrich children's intelligence, creativity and
well-being through exploration and discovery. The garden is located at Linky
Stone Park, a 1.7-acre greenspace along the Reedy River, between downtown
Greenville and the revitalized West End.
collaboration of a number of visionary individuals and organizations, including:
- Leadership Greenville Class 30, a program of the Greater Greenville Chamber of
Commerce that provides important training and education to 50 emerging community
- The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, which donated the land,
provided seed money and will offer long-term maintenance of the garden.
- Stone Manufacturing facility once stood on the site and donated the property to
the City of Greenville in honor of family matriarch Linky Stone.
- Erin Jordan Knight, the landscape designer who created the design for the
Children today are more isolated from daily contact with plants and animals than
at any point in human history. A thoughtfully designed children's garden can
provide a wealth of experiences once found only in nature – experiences that
many child development experts suggest are some of the most powerful and
influential in the enrichment of intelligence, creativity, and physical and
Funding for the Garden
The Children's Garden will be made possible by generous tax-deductible grants and
donations from foundations and individuals committed to enriching the lives of
Greenville 's children, now and for generations to come.
Children's Garden Plan
Donate to The Children's Garden
Take a tour of the sculpture in the Children's Garden