Greenway News

Anne Springs Close Greenway Announces New Daily Visitor Rates, End to Members-Only Weekends

The Anne Springs Close Greenway has announced a change to the daily visitor policy at the 2,100-acre nature preserve located in the heart of Fort Mill. Beginning December 6th, 2021, non-member visitors will incur a daily $12 fee per adult ($6 ages 5-12) to visit any of the Greenway’s five entrances. Visitors will be able to access the property seven days a week, lifting the members-only weekend restriction instituted by the organization in response to the pandemic and overwhelming increase in visitors during 2020.

Horseback riding fees for trailering in will be $20/day. Daily fees may be paid online in advance or at welcome stations located at each entrance. Membership is also available to the Greenway in lieu of daily visitor fees and is available to individuals for as little as $5 per month. It includes daily access to the property, along with a myriad of other benefits.

“The change in visitor policy represents the Greenway’s attempt to return to our new normal,” explains John Gordon, CEO of the nonprofit organization, Leroy Springs & Co., which operates the Anne Springs Close Greenway. “The pandemic brought about unprecedented growth in visitors to the Greenway, and the change in daily visitor fees is our continued effort to protect our natural resources and convert regular users of the Greenway to members. We will continue to invest back in the Greenway, ensuring that this property is maintained with the environmental integrity deserving of our organization’s mission and vision, while also providing opportunities to connect more of our community members to nature.”

Daily visitor fee information can be found on the Greenway’s website and at each entrance. For questions or for help planning a visit, please call 803-547-4575. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify through the Leroy Springs & Co. Bridge Program. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply based on their current financial circumstances. Acceptance into the Bridge Program includes membership to the Anne Springs Close Greenway, as well as other benefits and scholarship opportunities.

About the Anne Springs Close Greenway

Since 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway has provided a place for the community to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities from fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more. The 2,100 acre nature preserve located in Fort Mill, SC is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and nature lovers to use its 36 miles of trails. The Anne Springs Close Greenway is owned and operated by Leroy Springs & Company Inc., a 501(c)3 organization that receives no government funding for its ongoing operations and programs. The Greenway relies on revenues from its endowment, membership and program fees, and private contributions from individuals, community and corporate partners, and other donors to fund operations and capital needs.