One last stop during our visit to Greenville, SC and that was to Reedy River Falls Park and then lunch with my sister Stephanie and her sons.
Located in downtown Greenville, the Reedy River Falls Park is a place where you can relax and have a picnic, enjoy walking on the nature trails, or just sit and enjoy the view. The weather was beautiful on the day we went and the atmosphere at the park was almost like everyone was celebrating after a long winters’ nap!
Kids were dancing in the grass, showing off their latest moves, kids were playing frisbee, families had their blankets out enjoying a day at the park, and kids were running everywhere!
A lot of work was put into designing the Reedy River Falls Park. The park is divided into “garden rooms,” with the Liberty Bridge and Reedy Falls at the center of attention.
The history of the park is pretty amazing. To make a long story short, the Cherokee Indians used to live and hunt in Greenville. Richard Pearis purchased land along the Reedy Creek River from the Indians and then the Furman Institution (now the Furman University) bought that land. In the 1900’s textile mills and warehouses operated on the Reedy River which contributed to its pollution.
However, in 1967, the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres for the current park, with the support of the City of Greenville, Furman University and the Planning Commission. From there it is history. The Garden Club and City of Greenville have worked hard to clean up the park and let me tell you, they have done a great job!
Will will definitely be back to explore more of the Reedy River Falls Park!
After exploring the Reedy Falls Park we decided to head on over to the Mellow Mushroom for dinner. It was actually an early dinner, about 5:00 pm.
We were seated immediately, but the Mellow Mushroom was hopping with people! The rest of our meal there was always someone waiting for a table!
I have never eaten at the Mellow Mushroom before, even when there was one right down the street from me (until it closed). And now..thinking about their pizza, I am getting hungry! We just ordered two pizzas. One Cheese & Vegetable and the other Pepperoni.
I ate the Pepperoni and just LOVED IT! It was perfectly made – the crust was not too crunchy, but not soggy either. Sometimes pizza has soggy crust because they didn’t cook it long enough, but no this pizza at the Mellow Mushroom!
For me to say I “loved” this pizza is kind of a big deal. I am very particular about the pizza I eat. Most pizza I just “tolerate” because it either has too much pizza sauce, the pizza is not cooked long enough, or it just doesn’t taste good. The Mellow Mushroom passed all my finickiness with flying colors!
To find out more about Greenville, or to find things to do, places to eat, and more, check out the Greenville Visitors and Business Center!