Discovering Greenville SCs West End Historic District

| 10/27/2015 9:23:00 AM

Marilyn JonesA new visitor to Greenville, SC, I hear of Falls Park on the Reedy, but have no idea where it is located. Walking along Main Street, I stop and ask a young woman for directions. She smiles and says it is right across the street. Indeed, Falls Park, a 32-acre crescent-shaped greenway, is nestled up against the historic West End Historic District.

I walk down a wide set of steps and enter the park that is still alive with vibrantly colored flowers even though there is an autumn chill in the air.

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The flowers and pathways winding along the Reedy River are beautiful, but the center point of the park is Liberty Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the river.

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The 355-foot long suspension bridge is supported by cables on only one side, giving an unobstructed view of the falls — a design unique in the United States.