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Address: 930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC
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Downtown Cola park

Can be a nice place to hang out on a sunny day. Sometimes a large homeless presence though. They also host festivals and fairs in the park occasionally.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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North Augusta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is everything the website pictures show it to be! Beautiful water cascades and vibrant beautifully green elephant ears! Shade over swings and beautifully green manicured lawn and you see people on blankets relaxed and just enjoying the day!!

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Homeless sleeping on benches at all the entrances. Felt very unsafe, left not recommended for families!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Finlay Park is a great place to relax. It offers a spectacular waterfall in the park with a river that winds down a multiple layer canal. The park has some of the best views of the city and plenty of sidewalk to run or walk. There is also lots of green grass to picnic or play games. Lots of events... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Can be a nice place to hang out on a sunny day. Sometimes a large homeless presence though. They also host festivals and fairs in the park occasionally.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place for a break from downtown Columbia. Lots of steps, Great fountain and nice areas to sit and reflect.

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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a beautiful park. Loved the water falls and how this park was designed. The park was well kept, very clean and I felt safe. Its seems like it was at the heart of the city but still hardly any people visiting the park as I would assume they would to just have lunch. Nice place for back ground... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a beautiful park in a great location downtown. The vistas here in the evening are amazing. But there are a lot of homeless people that litter the park and make it feel unsafe, typical of a metropolitan downtown area, I guess...and the gorgeous fountain needs an overhaul. There is a lot of undergrowth in it making it smell... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to this park and I must admit - we were hesitant due to all the reviews of all the homeless people - however, I'm glad we didn't pass it up. It was a beautiful day and there were no homeless people there (at least not that we saw anyway). The fountain and waterfalls are beautiful and the view... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This park could be so much better. It's home to a lot of homeless people which makes it very uncomfortable. I would like to enjoy myself without them staring to much or begging for money ( though I don't mind giving I can't give 5 or 6 times a day )

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Irmo, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

At over 20 years old now, the park is ready for some serious maintenance. It could be a lovely green space in the heart of the city, but the park is home to a lot of the homeless. There is a summer concert series held there, but safety is an issue after dark. The city is supposedly funding a facelift... More 

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Address: 930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia

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