This should be a panorama image.
If you can read this, something went wrong.
We support these player technologies:
|With ...||you can view ...|
(part of Quicktime)
|Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or newer||most (not all, some contributions are QTVR-only due to historical reasons)|
Three textile mills and a cotton warehouse operated along the river in the early part of the 20th century and the river became badly polluted. The current park was begun in 1967 by the Carolina Foothills Garden Club, with the help of the City of Greenville, Furman University and the Greenville Planning Commission. The park was developed by the city and the Garden Club over the next 40 years with the help of individual, corporate and government agencies.
The crowning achievment in the transformation of the park was the completion in 2004 of the stunning Liberty Bridge, which crosses the river just below the falls and may be seen in the panorama by panning around opposite the falls. This pedestrian bridge is 355 feet long and 12 feet wide, with a radius of curvature of 214 feet. The deck is supported by a single suspension cable strung from two 90 foot masts and is cantilevered towards the waterfall. The geometry of the bridge is unique.
Falls Park is the result of visionary leadership in the community and has transformed a polluted eyesore into a regional attraction. It offers a relaxing and beautiful retreat in the heart of an urban area.