Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, Columbia

#2 of 13 in Parks in Columbia
Park · Nature / Park

South Riverfront Park Address : 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC

North Riverfront Park Address : 4210 River Drive, Columbia, SC

The rich historical background of the park, its amenities include picnic tables, benches, a playground, public restrooms and water fountains. There is also a beautiful brick amphitheater as well as a walkway that offers views of the inside of the 1906 water plant. The paved trail along the river is a popular area for runners, walkers and bicyclists of all skill levels. With emergency call stations spread throughout the 3 miles lighted and paved trail and regularly patrolled by park rangers
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  • This walkway was enjoyable, easily accessible, and overall flat along a historical canal. When a heavy rain became eminent, we made it back to a pavilion closer to the entrance at waited for the rain....  more »
  • I had the privilege of living at Sola Station Apartments for one year, so the Riverfront was literally in my backyard. This place is beautiful. I'd often walk the trail or just sit next to the...  more »
  • We stopped by for a short visit and enjoyed walking along the path, stopping at the fitness park, crossing the bridge, touring the canal house building, and going down by the river. There were these beautiful red doors that made for an amazing photo opportunity. In fact, we saw a couple getting engagement photos here. The bridge would make for a good photo too. Lots of birds, the blooms were starting, and it was just very peaceful. A nice place for a nice walk.
  • Its a great place to come relax with your family or by yourself. The restrooms are clean at all times. I love riding my bike from the broad river entrance into the down town river front. This is truly a SC hidden gem!

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