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A Transformative Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Project

Tyger River Confluence Park and Blueway

A coalition of public, private, and nonprofit partners are working together in Spartanburg County to create a recreation and eco-tourism corridor in one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions.

Modeled after the new Black River Water Trail and Park Network in the Pee Dee River Basin, the initiative recognizes the need for increased public access to our state’s special places. The Tyger River Foundation and Upstate Forever are working with local and state governmental entities to increase public recreational access to the Tyger River system.

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Request for Proposals (RFP)

Upstate Forever, in partnership with the Tyger River Foundation, is requesting proposals from a consultant firm or team of consultants to develop a strategic and master plan for the Tyger River Confluence Park and Blueway Initiative. 

The strategic and master plan will establish a course of action as well as conceptual plans and marketing materials to create an interconnected system of properties and recreational facilities that will promote public recreation opportunities for the community. All submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 24, 2023. Learn more and download the RFP

Project Overview

The Tyger River Confluence Park and Blueway Initiative builds upon previous work by The Tyger River Foundation, including the restoration of the historic Anderson Mill for public access and multiple river access sites developed in partnership with the Tyger River Blueways Coalition and Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation.

The proposed work 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, which will serve as a regional destination for education, recreation, and event-based eco-tourism. Learn more and download the project overview

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