Tryon cleans up lot for new park
Polk County Appearance Commission grants town money for kudzu removal
TRYON—The Town of Tryon recently created a new park after removing kudzu, thanks to a grant from the Polk County Appearance Commission.
The Appearance Commission granted the town $1,000 to help clear kudzu on a half-acre lot near the center of town on East Howard Street.
The lot has a stream running through it and was vacant and had no beneficial use because of the kudzu.
The town applied for a matching grant for beautification of the property and work began. The town removed the kudzu, planted a pollinator garden along the bank of the stream, a gravel parking area and a picnic area with a picnic table and a grill.
The town will provide maintenance to keep the kudzu eradicated and to support the garden.
People are welcome to visit the new area.