Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, Columbia

4.6
#2 of 13 in Parks in Columbia
Park · Nature / Park
Locations:

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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4.7
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  • This asphalt paved trail, perched on the levy between the canal and the river, features nice views and good amenities. Prior to getting on the levy there are bathrooms with bottle friendly water...  more »
  • Pretty views and a great walk! It’s neat to see it right on the river. It’s kept very clean and there is always a park ranger on duty which helps you feel extra safe.  more »
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  • 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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