Photo of Greenway Gateway from June. A ribbon-cutting for the new visitor's center is set for Wednesday, July 24.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway is preparing to open a new 6,300 square-foot visitors center called the Greenway Gateway.

A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, at the Gateway for the media, special guests and Chamber of Commerce members. The public opening day is Saturday, July 27, with special activities and regular business hours. 

The Gateway is the first major building constructed on the Greenway since its formation in 1995. It was funded by donations made during the “Nature Needs You” capital campaign of 2012. 

The visitor’s center will serve as a place for the public to learn about the Greenway’s mission and the many outdoor recreational and educational opportunities available throughout the year.

The Gateway is located at 2573 Lake Haigler Drive in Fort Mill. It can be found at the Greenway’s Lake Haigler entrance on U.S. Highway 21 in Fort Mill.

Another view of the Greenway Gateway while it was still under construction in June. (Photos by Greg Rickabaugh/Fort Mill Sun)