The metropolis of Columbia is ready to open facilities on the Saluda Riverwalk, the latest part of the Three Rivers Greenway.
According to Assistant City Manager Henry Simons, town is doing a “soft opening” of the riverwalk on Saturday.
“On Saturday, June 12, at 6 a.m., we will open two parking lots (at the riverwalk) for guests to utilize, as this will mitigate parking and safety concerns on Candi Lane,” Simons mentioned in a Friday afternoon assertion. “There will be a total of 120 parking spaces available for use. The ‘soft opening’ will include public access to restrooms. Park rangers will be on duty to assist guest as needed.”
The Saluda Riverwalk may be accessed at 650 Candi Lane, simply west of Riverbanks Zoo. The gates of the Saluda Riverwalk will likely be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. day by day
Simons mentioned town will host a proper ribbon slicing and grand opening ceremony for the brand new stretch of greenway later this summer season.
The Saluda Riverwalk has been years within the making. It was funded by the Richland County Transportation Penny Program. While the parking tons, gates and restrooms had not beforehand been formally open, residents have nonetheless been accessing the riverwalk in latest months.