Explore the Outdoors During the City's Park Ranger Program

Grab your family and friends and see how much fun learning can be! The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-guided walks, tours and workshops.

Schedule

Sundays with Lily: Rocky Shoals Spider Lily Kayak Trips |Sundays, May 13, 20 & 27

Four seatings of 13 people each at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm (By reservation only)

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department and Columbia Water have partnered to host free hourly float trips down the Broad River for guests to view the Rocky Shoals Spider Lillies.

The iconic Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is native to Southeastern Rivers; there are only 50 places where these plants remain. Columbia has a population on the Broad River at Riverfront Park.

If water levels are too high, we will substitute a guided walk instead of kayaking.

Please arrive a half hour prior to your reservation to walk to the launch site and file a waiver.

Dress to get wet, and do not bring any valuables that cannot withstand immersion. Wear sturdy sandals, no flip flops and apply sunscreen/ use sun protection. Children must be at least six years old and be able to appropriately fit into an approved PFD (Personal Floatation Device).

To reserve your seat, visit Sundays with Lily.


Celebrate Columbia's Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies with guided walks, drinks from Bierkeller Columbia & food from Wurst Wagen every Tuesday (May 15, 22 & 29) from 5-9 pm in May at Riverfront Park (312 Laurel St.).

The City of Columbia has partnered with Bierfkeller Columbia, Wurst Wagen, Columbia Water and the Congaree Riverkeeper for the weekly Spider Lily Happy Hour series.

City Park Rangers and the Congaree Riverkeeper provide free guided tours for guests to learn about the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily.

The iconic Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is native to Southeastern Rivers; there are only 50 places where these plants remain. Columbia has a population on the Broad River at Riverfront Park. 


Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, bring binoculars and field guides as well as any essentials like water, sunscreen, insect repellent and sturdy walking footwear.





For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

 

 



Columbia Parks & Recreation Department 

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744


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