Located just three miles west of downtown Main Street, The Preserve at RiverWest is a truly unique property. As the majority of the land was former home to the Millstone Golf Course, it still includes six miles of golf cart paths that now serve as paved trails. It also includes rolling hills, wooden bridges, a small waterfall, riverfront space, a covered shelter and mountain views. It is monitored and protected by fencing to prohibit trespassers without prior authorization.
In addition to preserving natural habitats and resources, conservation land is also intended to be enjoyed by the community. Therefore it was transformed into a privately-funded public park, with the goal of maintaining a safe, beautiful space for events and activities such as path biking, music festivals, charity events and other worthwhile uses.
Momentum Bike Club's Weekly Ride!
The Momentum Bike Club, an organization that works with youth aged 10 to 18, continues to use the dedicated 1.5 mile paved loop for its weekly bike club meet-ups. Maureen Phend, teacher and sponsor of MBC said this about the kids use of the PRW property and it’s impact: “Their neighborhoods are often unsafe, so they are forced to stay inside and typically spend time playing video game or watching television. PRW has inspired students to explore careers in environmental studies that could bring them out of generational poverty. Not only are we able to continue with our rides, but we have incorporated environmental studies that include water testing on Rison Creek and the Saluda River, soil testing, as well as fungus, plant and animal studies. Many of the students are being exposed to possible future careers in environmental studies that they never would have been exposed to without the PRW.”
Fun things are happening at The Preserve at RiverWest! Take a look...