South River Greenway

Important! Important! Important! 

Construction of the South River Preserve is set to begin on September 11, 2023. At that time the Invista Parking lot will be closed to the public. Also, the section of greenway adjacent to the parking lot will also be closed. Those using the greenway will need to turn around when they come to this section. Parks and Recreation suggests parking at North Park, Loth Springs,  or the Arch Avenue Parking Lot (between Wayne and Main) instead of the Invista lot. Parking at North Park will enable Greenway users to walk the greatest distance before having to avoid the closed section of Greenway. Greenway users WILL NOT be able to cut through the construction area. 

closed area

If you have questions or concerns about this project, please contact Stephanie Seltzer with Parks and Recreation at 540-942-6735.

Located along the South River in downtown Waynesboro

Open sunrise to sunset

The South River Greenway is an asphalt, shared-use path that runs 2 miles along the South River, a Virginia Scenic River, from Loth Springs Trailhead (near the YMCA) to North Park. The greenway's route over flat terrain on a hard surface makes for easy walking and riding and the views of the river, parks, and mountains make it a favorite of residents and visitors alike. There are portable toilets, benches, exercise stations, and a bike repair station along the way as well as interpretive signage to learn about the history of the area.
Information on Extension can be found HERE
 Trailhead Parking
Loth Springs- 640 Arch Avenue (accessible, portable toilet)
Future South River Preserve- 101 Short Street (accessible, portable toilet)
Constitution Park- 207 West Main Street                                    Port Republic Neighborhood- corner of Abbe Place and Shiloh Avenue (Shiloh Church Aux. Parking Lot)
North Park- 800 Bridge Avenue (accessible, bottle filler, restroom facilities/portable toilet)

map legend and trail info
greenway map

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.