Gift of Land Supports Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Plans for Future Growth

By twolff | October 1, 2021

The Anne Springs Close Greenway (ASCG) recently announced a large tract of land has been donated to Leroy Springs & Company, Inc., the non-profit parent company that owns and operates ASCG and other recreation facilities in the region. The land totaling 167 acres is located in the Bethesda community near Rock Hill and currently owned…

42nd annual Springmaid Trail Race Continues a Storied Tradition at the Anne Springs Close Greenway

By twolff | October 1, 2021

Nothing quite says fall like trail running in the crisp morning air, leaves crunching under your feet on a beautiful single track. Join in for the popular 5K & Dog Jog (top pups get medals) or take on our 10K or Half Marathon. The storied 42-year tradition of the Springmaid races continues to benefit a…

Anne Springs Close Celebration of Life Service This Sunday, August 22nd

By ebowers | August 20, 2021

The Celebration of Life service for Anne Springs Close will take place on Sunday, August 22nd at 2pm at the Comporium Amphitheater at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. A large turnout is anticipated and those in attendance are encouraged to come early, bring chairs and blankets for lawn style seating, and dress in casual Greenway…

Anne Springs Close, November 15, 1925 – August 20, 2021

By ebowers | August 20, 2021

Anne Springs Close, a noted conservationist, philanthropist and the last living person to have flown across the Atlantic aboard the German airship Hindenburg, died on Friday, August 20th Fort Mill, SC, in her home of 72 years, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The cause of death was injuries from a falling tree.…

Update on Anne Springs Close

By ebowers | August 20, 2021

Anne Springs Close returned to her home of 72 years yesterday afternoon and died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family. Details regarding a memorial service, at which time the family will look forward to greeting her many friends, will be released soon. The family would like to thank the community that loved her so much…

Anne S. Close and Gracie Close Sustain Injuries in Accident at White Homestead

By ebowers | August 17, 2021

Both Remain in Stable Condition Undergoing Further Medical Treatment On the afternoon of Monday, August 16th, Anne Springs Close Greenway founder and namesake, Anne Close, and daughter Gracie Close (Leavenworth, WA) were struck by a falling limb from a live pecan tree near Ms. Close’s home in Fort Mill. They both sustained serious, but not…

Greenway Speaker Series Returns with Documentary Screening of Overland

By cstovcsik | August 11, 2021

A Breathtaking Journey across Four Continents, Three Extraordinary People Practice Ancient Art of Hunting to Connect with Natural World and Feed their Inner Wild How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit while modern society threatens to erase it? Get set for a stunning, stirring, cinematic journey shot across four continents that twists and…

Leroy Springs & Co. Names New Incoming President & CEO, John J. Gordon

By cstovcsik | June 18, 2021

Company Commitment to Preserving Access to Recreation & Education Remains Forefront This week, Leroy Springs & Company, Inc. (LSC) Board of Directors announced the appointment of John J. Gordon, current Chief Operations Officer of LSC and Executive Director of the Anne Springs Close Greenway, to the position of President & CEO of the organization. He…

Leroy Springs & Co. President & CEO Timothy W. Patterson to Retire After Nearly Two Decades

By cstovcsik | May 28, 2021

Tenure Leaves a Lasting Legacy of Preserving Access to Recreation & Education Fort Mill based Leroy Springs & Company, Inc. announced this week the upcoming retirement of President and CEO Timothy W. Patterson from the non-profit organization which owns and operates the Anne Springs Close Greenway, Springs Golf, FLYERS Afterschool and Springmaid Mountain Resort (Spruce…

Greenway Releases Summer Recreation Guide

By cstovcsik | May 11, 2021

With summer just around the corner, the Anne Springs Close Greenway has released its new Summer 2021 Recreation Guide. The guide is a comprehensive look at all the Greenway has to offer including information about upcoming events and programs, how to volunteer or donate and how to become a member. The Summer 2021 Recreation Guide…