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August 22nd, 2023
By Erika Hollis
The Tyger River Confluence Park and Blueway Project builds upon previous work by The Tyger River Foundation, including restoring the historic Anderson Mill and providing multiple river access points, which were developed in partnership with the Tyger River Blueways Coalition and Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation.
The proposed project would cover 20 river miles and provide 10 hours of class I – IV paddling, 10 public park spaces, and the Tyger River Nature Center, located on the Foundation's property at the confluence of the North and South Tyger rivers. The Nature Center will serve as a regional destination for education, recreation, and event-based eco-tourism.
Upstate Forever — in Partnership with The Tyger River Foundation and consultant, Bolton and Menk, Inc. — are working to develop a master plan for this community-driven initiative. To learn more about this project, see the project overview.
On August 14th (one of the hottest days of the summer!), members of Bolton & Menk, Inc., Upstate Forever, The Tyger River Foundation, the Spartanburg Community Foundation, and the Spartanburg Historical Association conducted site visits to several locations along the Tyger River corridor. Site visits allowed the team to assess the recreational and historical amenities available in the region. We also began to determine ideal locations and opportunities for various recreational facilities and activities to include in the master plan.
Keep an eye out for an upcoming survey where you can tell us what you want to see included in the Upstate's newest recreational corridor along the Tyger River!
Members from Bolton and Menk, Inc., Upstate Forever, and The Tyger River Foundation at Anderson Mill.
For more information on upcoming events and ways you can get involved with your local waterways, check out the August Water Log.