6,300 SqFt Greenway Gateway Hosting Grand Opening Festivities This Weekend


The Anne Springs Close Greenway will officially open its new welcome center, named the Greenway Gateway, on Saturday, July 27, at 7a.m. The 6,300-square-foot facility will serve to inform and orient visitors and serve as a hub for activities at the 2,100-acre nature preserve and outdoor recreation site established in 1995.

The new facility provides a “front door” that will welcome first time visitors and returning guests alike, serving as a hub for outdoor activities and recreation. It is located at the Greenway’s main entrance off of US Highway 21 Bypass at Lake Haigler Drive in Fort Mill, SC. A food and beverage service, the Gateway Canteen, will also be open daily and begin operations this Saturday at 7am.

“Our new facility will serve as a gateway to nature, a launching point for outdoor adventures on the Greenway. It will provide information and orientation for first-time visitors, and a place where members and visitors can gather to relax and enjoy amenities before or after their activities on the Greenway. The Gateway is designed to help all of our patrons get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on our beautiful 2,100 acres of preserved land.” – Darrell Williams, chair, Anne Springs Close Greenway Board of Managers

Opening Day Schedule for Saturday 7/27:

+Daily visitor fees apply ($5 per person for non-members)

7:00am                                 Gateway Opens (Guest Services & Canteen)

8:00am                                 Hiking Club Hike

8:30am                                 Summer Bird Walk

9am-5pm                             Kayak Rentals Available (additional fees apply)

10:00am                              Stream Stomping (additional fees apply)

10:00am                              Yoga on the Lawn (additional fees apply)

11:00am                              Nature Center – “Meet the Animal Ambassadors”

2:00pm                                 Nature Center- “Meet the Animal Ambassadors”

4:00pm                                 Hiking Club Hike

5:30pm                                 Guest Services Closes

9:00pm                                 Gateway Canteen Closes