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Explore the Outdoors During the City's Park Ranger Program

 

Grab your family and friends and see how much fun learning can be! The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-guided walks, tours and workshops.

 

Guests will learn the history of the Columbia Canal, what wildlife can be found in your local park and more. 

 

Schedule

 

Lower Trail Nature Walk | Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Take a stroll under the canopy of our floodplain forest beside the Broad River at Riverfront Park.   This walk is a great opportunity for you to take a stroll with a naturalist and discover some of the secrets that park staff knows.  Dress for the forecast; wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat for shade. Pack water and insect repellant in your pack.  If you have binoculars and field guides, this is your chance to use them both!

Meet at the Parking lot at Riverfront North, (4122 River Drive)

 

Summer Solstice & World Music Day | Wednesday, June 21 from 7-9  p.m.‚Äč

Welcome the sun with music on the first day of with music, lemonade and good company. Meet our park rangers in the brick amphitheater beside the walking bridge at the south end of Riverfront Park, 412 Laurel St. 

 

Mutt Mingle! | Thursday, June 22 from 4-7 p

Did you know? Dog poop contains 3 times more bacteria than human poop and can wash into our waterways when it rains.  Help keep all our creeks and rivers clean by picking up after your pet.

Join us for games, prizes, and free goodies at Riverfront Park and learn how you can Trash the Poop in your neighborhood with a free pet waste station!  Learn more at www.trashthepoop.com

Meet beside the Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront South (412 Laurel St.)

 

Canal History Tour | Saturday, June 24, 1-2 pm

Join the rangers for a guided tour along the historic Columbia Canal and learn how it played a part in Columbia’s growth for almost 200 years. We’ll discuss the original c

anal, Columbia’s Waterworks, the earliest hydropower plants, and the SC State Penitentiary (CCI).

Meet at the Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront Park’s south end, 312 Laurel Street.

 

Summer Wildlife Walk | Tuesday, June 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

One of the coolest spots in the city can be found along the Broad River.  Join a park ranger to explore the park between the river and lower trail and talk about the animals that make our rich riparian habitat their home.  Dress for the forecast, and pack a water bottle.

Meet at the Parking lot at Riverfront North, (4122 River Drive)

 

Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and field guides as well as any essentials like water, sunscreen, bug repellent, hats and sturdy walking footwear.

 

For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

 

 

 

Parks & Recreation Department | 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

P: 803-545-3100| F: 803-343-8744

 
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