Mission & Vision

Preserving a place for people to celebrate and experience nature for generations to come.

Who We Are

Anne Springs Close Greenway opened to the public in 1995 and was the vision of local conservationist Anne Springs Close. The 2,100 acres that make up the Greenway were placed under a conservation easement with the Nation Ford Land Trust to protect the Steele Creek watershed. The land is protected in perpetuity and will never be developed beyond low-impact recreation.

Anne Springs Close Greenway is a brand of Leroy Springs & Company, founded in 1938. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Leroy Springs & Co. is committed to providing fundamental access to recreation and education in the region home to the historic Springs Cotton Mills. We are a family of brands rooted in nonprofit recreation, with a legacy lasting more than 80 years and a long-held belief that all people should benefit from affordable outdoor recreation, education and wellness opportunities.

Our Mission

Connect people to nature through recreational and educational activities while fostering a passion for environmental conservation, animal habitat, and protection of natural resources.

Our Vision

Preserve a place for people to celebrate and experience nature for generations to come.

Traditionally, our facilities have been located in the communities in which Springs Mills originally established their production facilities in South Carolina - Chester Township, Fort Mill Township, and Lancaster County.

We believe that by focusing our efforts on recreation, education and environmental stewardship, we can enrich the lives of our youth and contribute to the community we are proud to call home.

Our operations are possible only through the generous cooperation of our local school districts and municipal and county governments, as well as partnerships with local businesses and citizens. Our most precious resource is the time provided by the volunteers that assist our operations in so many different ways.

Financial assistance is available to ensure that our facilities and services are available to all of our neighbors. Click here for more information.

trail status

All trails are currently open.

Trail hotline: 803.547.1019

Hours: 7am - Sunset

Daily Admission Fees:
$12 per person | Youth (ages 5-12) $6 per person
Trailering In - $20/horse
(Lake Haigler Entrance only)

Free to Members. JOIN TODAY!

Our Values

Excellence

We strive to be the best in all that we do and continually look for ways to improve.

Safety

We strive to provide a safe environment to recreate, educate and work.

Integrity

We are honest in who we are and what we do.

Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions for stewardship of the property, trails, facilities and programs.

Diversity

We value and promote diversity in our members, friends, programs and opportunities.

Leadership

We lead by example, representing our values through our actions and programs.

Relationships

We seek to develop and nurture healthy relationships and ensure that the Greenway’s programs are accessible to all.

Fun

We strive to provide fun and unique opportunities for our visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.