Miles of paved trails, lots of green space, and plenty of park benches make Falls Park one of the most interesting places in the Upstate to spend the day with your dog. Sitting right in the historic heart of downtown Greenville, Falls Park is built around the Reedy River and the Reedy River Falls.
Come See Where Greenville Was Born
In fact, this park is located on the property of one of Greenville’s very first residents, Richard Pearis. Pearis purchased the land beside Reedy River Falls from the Cherokee Indians in 1773 to build a grist mill. That grist mill was the first permanent structure in what would one become the city of Greenville. In fact, you can still see some of the old brick work from that mill along the walkway that runs beside the falls.
Great Options For Walking
What makes Falls Park such a great destination for dog lovers is the many choices for walking. For long-distance walking, the Swamp Rabbit Trail runs right through the park, providing a multi-mile walk all the way to Cleveland Park and beyond.
For those looking for shorter distance options, the paths on both sides of the river provide great views of the city and falls. Walkways also extend down to the base of the falls and continue down the river. Park benches abound and give you a good opportunity to rest and people watch while your dog enjoys keeping an eye on the numerous ducks and geese that call Falls Park home.
A Great After Christmas Outing
Falls Park is a great place any time of year, but makes for a really great day trip around the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a place to walk off a Christmas feast or just trying to get out of the house, Falls Park has you covered. It’s also a great place to take your out-of-town relatives (or escape from them) if you and your dog are in need of a change of scenery!