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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 12 April 2017
Serviceprof
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Columbia, South Carolina
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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 1 April 2018
Kevin B
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“Homeless shelter”
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Reviewed 23 August 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 23 July 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 13 April 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 1 April 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 25 September 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

3  Thank Low K
Reviewed 30 July 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 29 June 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 5 June 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 24 April 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

1  Thank FLIPP3DOUT
Reviewed 12 April 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
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