Falls Park on the Reedy

Falls Park on the Reedy is a convert|32|acre|m2|sing=on park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. The park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed convert|26|acre|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 convert|355|ft|m|sing=on long suspension bridge is supported by cables on only one side, giving an unobstructed view of the falls. It was designed by Boston firm Rosales + Partners with German firm Schlaich Bergermann & Partner as structural engineers and completed in the fall of 2004. It was awarded the Arthur G. Hayden medal for innovative design in 2005. [http://www.eswp.com/bridge/awards.htm]

Near the bridge, the Main Street entrance to the park is graced by Bryan Hunt's convert|16|ft|m|abbr=on. bronze sculpture "Lake, Falls, Lake" and contains a restaurant and other visitor amenities at the new Falls Park Center.

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

External links

* [http://www.fallspark.com/ Official Park Website]
* [http://www.greenwold.com/libertybridge/ Liberty Bridge engineering details]


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