Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Commemorative Plaque

Purchase a Commemorative Plaque on the new Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.

Your gift of $250 will support the Spartanburg Area Conservancy and our efforts to conserve green spaces in Spartanburg for generations to come. Make your gift today. Please be sure to indicate your gift of $250 is for a Boardwalk Plaque in your donations.



*Please note that plaques will take up to six weeks to produce and install on the boardwalk due to disruption in the supply chain demand from the pandemic. Thank you for your patience. Please contact Deb Stevens for further details or questions.  


The Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk is located on the Edwin M. Griffin Preserve off Beechwood Drive. Learn More.

Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

The Edwin M. Griffin Preserve (home of the beloved Cottonwood Trail) covers 110-acres around a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams. The Preserve is home to over 5 miles of natural surface trails and it's newest addition, Wildflower Way, approx. 1 mile of newly-constructed ADA-accessible paved trail courtesy of our pals at PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Spend a relaxing day at the Glendale Shoals Preserve and explore approximately 1.5 miles of nature trail located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center with trail access off of Graham Rd., this lush 107-acre greenway hosts a 2-mile natural surface trail as well as a variety of ferns and other plants, like the federally-endangered dwarf-flowered heart leaf! 

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