South River Greenway

greenway parking
Located along the South River in downtown Waynesboro

Open sunrise to sunset

The South River Greenway is Waynesboro’s newest park. The first phase is now complete and runs for .88 miles along the South River from the Loth Springs Parking area on Arch Avenue, behind the YMCA to the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park.

The first phase represents the considerable effort and dedication of citizens and city staff to achieve the greater goal of connecting the South River to downtown and multiple city parks while providing additional recreational and economic development opportunities. 

This phase was completed in 2011 using a combination of city funding and Federal Transportation Enhancement Grants. 

The second phase of the greenway, connecting Constitution Park to North Park, is currently under development, and future phases plan to extend the greenway to Ridgeview Park, Basic Park, and eventually a series of trails connecting to the Crozet Tunnel from the old landfill.
Reservable Facilities

Dominion Shelter
The 24-by-36 foot shelter is located along the South River, across the street from Constitution Park Pavilion and typically houses 4 picnic tables (exact number is not guaranteed). This shelter currently has electricity, but no grill no water and no restrooms.

General Information:
Facility reservations for family reunions or events are highly recommended. Reservations may be made after January 1 for the current year. Facilities are reserved using block scheduling. The reservation fee is $40.00 before 2 p.m., $40.00 after 2 p.m. or $75.00 for the day. Payment is required for reservation confirmation. 
Rules and Regulations
Reservations must be made by calling 540-942-6735.

Contact Us

  1. Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
    Director: C. Dwayne Jones

    Rosenwald Community Center
    413 Port Republic Road
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

    Ph: 540-942-6735
    Ph: 540-942-6201 (Weather Cancellations)

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Staff Directory