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Where are the waterfalls?

Daughter in town. Decided to go downtown thinking about walk around the park and admiring water... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
Shell of its Former Self

The Park has an interesting landscape and I enjoyed exploring through it. However, it’s clearly in... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Kevin B
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Aug 22, 2018
“Very disappointing”
Jul 22, 2018
“Homeless shelter”
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930 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2313
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We should have read reviews before going here. There was no waterfall. Full of homeless people on benches and on the grass. We walked around the pond and left.

5  Thank Sue F
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Do not visit this park it belongs to the homeless ppl of Columbia. It stinks so bad in this park and if you do enter and try to enjoy yourself they make you feel like your intruding on their property. STAY AWAY!

5  Thank MsLady D
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my 2 year old, 4 year old, 8 year old, and 12 year old. The playground is pretty small. My 2 and 4 year old got bored within 5/10 minutes. There’s no benches or anything near the playground for you to sit...More

3  Thank Isis G
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

The Park has an interesting landscape and I enjoyed exploring through it. However, it’s clearly in disrepair. The fountain doesn’t work, resulting in disappointment when I climbed to the top. I noticed a number of chair swings had been cut down (I assume to keep...More

2  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I'm a photographer who happened to be passing through Columbia while driving to North Carolina, and i decided to stop in Finlay park to take some pix. It was bad! The fountains were dry, the place was falling apart, and the only pond with water...More

4  Thank Low K
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

After reading about the park and seeing pictures, I was very disappointed. The walks and grounds need some serious upkeep. A lot if trash and debris littering the grounds. Most disturbing were the people arguing and swearing at each other. Most unpleasant.

1  Thank sallysue1279
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Don't waste your time. The fountain doesn't work. Parts of the brickwork are in bad shape. There is trash littered around. Go to another park.

1  Thank Frankovie
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see the huge fountain but it's no longer working. Arrived to see a huge, dry, trash covered brick disappointed. The park it's self is seemed pretty nice, but the entire reason I went was for the waterfall and the fountain.

1  Thank beccabailes
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

All I can say is wow! Wow, in a what the hell is going on kind of way! People come here to see the waterfall, all you is see is a whole lot of nothing. Water is turned off, so no water = no water...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Daughter in town. Decided to go downtown thinking about walk around the park and admiring water feature. Nice walk but water shut off. Looks like park might need TLC.

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Response from SCSparkle | Reviewed this property |
The waterfalls are easily accessible by foot, but I'm afraid it's not much to look at until they turn the water back on, lol. However, my husband and I still like to go- especially for the free summer concerts. We were just... More
August 15, 2015|
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Not me