Three Rivers Greenway
Educational and Kid Friendly Resources
The Three Rivers Greenway, as well as other River Alliance projects have so many things to offer!
Historical Wayside Exhibits
There are historical and educational wayside exhibits along the Three Rivers Greenway, as well. These wayside exhibits focus on historical, native wildlife and other educational aspects that the area has to offer. To view the Cayce, Columbia, and West Columbia panels, please click here.
There are many different forms of art work located along the Greenway. The bathrooms at the north end of Riverfront Park, West Columbia Riverwalk, and Cayce Riverwalk all have bathroom tiles that have been decorated by local children at public schools located near that portion of Greenway. The tiles at the northern portion of Riverfront Park were painted by Logan Elementary in 2004. The tiles at the West Columbia and Cayce bathrooms were painted by Saluda River Academy for the Arts. Thank you to Jane Schwantes and the Mad Platter for assistance.
There are also steel silhouettes located of three Civil War-era riders at the corner of Alexander Road and Meeting Street. A steel silhouette of a Revolutionary War-era dragoon is located at the southern portion of the Cayce Riverwalk at Lyles Street.
A painted mural is located underneath the Knox Abbott Drive Bridge on the Cayce Riverwalk portion of the Three Rivers Greenway. The mural represents the steamboat the Ruth II (see image to the right). The mural was painted by local artist Ralph Waldrop & sponsored by the Leadership Columbia Class of 2004.
Educational Tours and Programs
There are several different opportunities for educational tours along the Greenway.
On the west bank of the Congaree River, there are walking tours of the Greenway as well as kayak/canoe led tours. For more information on those tours, please visit the Palmetto Outdoors website at http://palmettooutdoorcenter.com/tours
There are Park Ranger programs that are offered with all parks located in the City of Columbia. For more information on Columbia’s park ranger programs offered on the west bank of the rivers, please visit their website at http://www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec/214
Walking Greenway Tour App
Thank you so much to David Brinkman for developing these wonderful walking apps!
If you have a Droid phone or an iPhone, you can also take your children on an audio tour of the Greenway. For more information on that application, please visit the following website:
Available in English, French, Spanish, German,
For the Android app:
For the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (Requires iOS 4.2 or later)
For other apps:
For historical coloring pages for your children, feel free to visit these websites:
Printable Native American coloring pages: