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Finlay Park at Carolina
Finlay Park
930 Laurel St, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
803-545-3100 |  Visit Website  |  Category: Attractions
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Finlay Park In Columbia, SC

Situated near Staybridge Suites, Finlay Park is the largest and most visited park in Columbia, SC. This beautiful downtown green space in the Vista District features a multitude of family activities and events. A scenic man-made lake beckons swimmers and paddlers. Two playgrounds are perfect for kids seeking to expend some energy. The 18-acre urban oasis is also home to ball fields, waterfalls, paved paths, a summer concert series, and scenic picnic spots. And during the summer months, a snack bar serves up delectable treats.


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 Admission is free

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 Daily: Sunrise to sunset


  • Columbia Kids Day
  • Summer Concert Series
  • Mayfest


  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Ball Fields
  • Picnicking
  • Snack Bar


  • Is Finlay Park wheelchair and stroller friendly?

    The city prides itself on making Finlay Park open to everyone. With innumerable paved paths, it’s one of the largest handicapped accessible parks in the United States. What’s more, parents with infants will find the paths exceptionally stroller-friendly.
  • What are some things to do in and near Finlay Park?

    Finlay Park is a green oasis in downtown Columbia in the heart of the Vista between Main Street and the river. The beautiful 18-acre urban park features a lake, waterfalls, two playgrounds, playing fields, paved paths and a snack bar. A treasure of Columbia, the park offers exciting festivals and a summer concert series and amazing views of downtown and is across the street from the Governor's Mansion. You’ll also discover great attractions surrounding Finlay Park. When the moon is full during the summer , head over to Elmwood Cemetery for a Moonlight Cemetery Tour.  Guides dressed in period outfits will regale you with stories about this historical burial site. You can also stop by Gibson Pond and spend a relaxing afternoon fishing.

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