1782 Quality Circle
|Park Contact: PRT Office
|Park Hours: Open Daily
||Park Office Phone: 803-329-5627
|8 AM - 6 PM (Oct. - Feb.)
||Office Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM
|8 AM - 8 PM (Mar. - Sept.)
|Park Admission: Free
Everyone can enjoy River Park's environmentally sensitive 70 acres on the pristine Catawba River. Several miles of wooded trails, including handicapped accessible trails, wander through the park and along the scenic river. You can enjoy a picnic while observing plants, birds and animals in a peaceful undisturbed setting. Added to the trail was a connector that connects River Park to the Piedmont Medical Center Trail which allows miles of beautiful wilderness enjoyment. Beginning at Highway 21 to the lower parking lot of River Park, there is 3.35 miles of trail to enjoy. Remember the total mileage provided is only one way, so make sure to have a plan if you don't plan to walk the whole trail.
River Park is also the perfect setting to learn about the delicate balance between man and our natural resources. Frequent visitors to the park include scout troops and school groups. River Park is the location for many of the Environmental Education classes offered by PRT including the Leopold Education Project. Paddling enthusiasts make use of the kayak/ canoe access for outings with friends or for planned paddles through PRT’s popular Paddling Program. As the park continues to grow, the unique natural habitat will always be respected.
- Wooded walking trails – over 3.5 miles includes:
- Wetlands trail – boardwalk trail through wetlands area; handicapped accessible
- River trail – trail along the Catawba River with rubberized surface; handicapped accessible
- Waterford trail – trail connecting River Park to the Waterford Business Park
- Kayak/Canoe launch
- Picnic tables
- Outdoor classroom
- Outdoor shelter
- Picnic table seating for 40
Video or photography at the park for commercial or political purposes requires special arrangements. Call Katie Quinn at 803-326-3791 to discuss your video/ photography project.
PRT often relies on the support of volunteers to help with activities in Rock Hill parks. At River Park, the River Buddies group meets one Saturday a month to perform park maintenance and beautification activities. To join the River Buddies at their next gathering, contact Tom Bell at 803-329-5632 for details.