Who We Are
Anne Springs Close Greenway opened to the public in 1996 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.
Connect people to nature through recreational and educational activities while fostering a passion for environmental conservation, animal habitat, and protection of natural resources.
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.
Due to wet conditions, trails will be open to Hike Only. Horse, bike, and dog park trails will remain closed.
Bridge construction in process near MM11 on Blue Star. Please use caution.
We strive to be the best in all that we do and continually look for ways to improve.
We strive to provide a safe environment to recreate, educate and work.
We are honest in who we are and what we do.
We take responsibility for our actions for stewardship of the property, trails, facilities and programs.
We value and promote diversity in our members, friends, programs and opportunities.
We lead by example, representing our values through our actions and programs.
We seek to develop and nurture healthy relationships and ensure that the Greenway’s programs are accessible to all.
We strive to provide fun and unique opportunities for our visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.