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Riverfront Park Historic Columbia Canal
 
 


Welcome to one of the finest parks in Columbia! The 167-acre park has two parking entrances for easy access. Riverfront South is at 312 Laurel Street; Riverfront North is 4122 River Drive.
This park is the site of the world's first  fully electrically operated textile mill and the historic Columbia Hydroelectric plant, which was in continuous operation from 1896 until October 2015. Along with the
rich historical background , park amenities include picnic tables
, benches, adult outdoor fitness equipment, public restrooms and water fountains. There is a beautiful brick amphitheater  beside the vintage waterworks 1906 water plant.  The asphalt and gravel trail along the river is a popular area for runners, walkers and bicyclists of all skill levels. Mile markers are located along the trail so that visitors can measure their travel distance.
 
The trail extends for two and a half miles and offers wonderful views of the river and access to great fishing spots.


Remember! Riverfront Park is managed by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Columbia.  All plants and animals are protected.  Feel free to observe and photograph, but do not handle or disturb them.

 

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