Falls Park, Greenville

Falls Park, Greenville (must see)

Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre (130,000 m2) park adjacent to downtown Greenville, in the historic West End district. The park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land that had been previously used for textile mills.

Renovation accelerated in the late 1990s, prompting the formation of the Falls Park Endowment, a private charity supporting ongoing development. Each summer the park is home to the Upstate Shakespeare Festival.

The park's most striking feature is a unique pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the Reedy River. Named the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy, the 355-foot (108 m) long suspension bridge is supported by cables on only one side, giving an unobstructed view of the falls. It was awarded the Arthur G. Hayden medal for innovative design in 2005.

The park also features a collection of public gardens and a wall from the original 1776 grist mill built on the site.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 7 am - 9 pm.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Falls Park on Map

Sight Name: Falls Park
Sight Location: Greenville, USA (See walking tours in Greenville)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville Introduction Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries

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Historical Churches

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Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles