Ninety-five cents of every dollar goes directly to programs undertaken by the Tyger River Foundation. The Tyger River Foundation works to develop green- and blue-ways in the Tyger River Basin for public enjoyment; create public access points and parks along the Tyger River; preserve historic landmarks; facilitate river sweeps and clean-up projects; and promote recreation and educational opportunities for Spartanburg residents and area visitors. Our list of current projects includes:

Projects & Events

Historic Anderson Mill Restoration

In 2010, the Tyger River Foundation celebrated the 225th birthday of Spartanburg County with the acquisition of Anderson Mill. Listed as the oldest standing mill in South Carolina, Anderson Mill is the site of the first court held in Spartanburg County on the third Monday of June, 1785, the official beginning of our County government.

This year, the Tyger River Foundation will begin a complete restoration of the mill to an operating condition, and will begin an endowment fund that will preserve the site for generations to come. Read More.

Tyger-10 Nature Park

Opened in June 2012, Tyger-10 Nature Park is a 10-acre park along the Tyger River with the County¬ís first and only public river access point on the Tyger River. Spartanburg families and area visitors enjoy one mile of trails that run along the river and through Tyger-10 Nature Park with picnic tables and benches to enjoy the area's natural beauty. With its abundance of wildlife, Tyger-10 Nature Park offers the perfect recreational opportunity on the west side of Spartanburg for residents and area visitors to experience nature first-hand.  Learn More

Tyger River Nature Center

With planning underway, the Tyger River Nature Center will be an interpretive center, educating children and adults about the woodlands, wetlands and river that form our watershed. With hands-on exhibits, nature trails and kayaks and boats to explore the river first-hand, the Tyger River Nature Center will be a vibrant, unique educational experience that will attract Spartanburg residents and outside visitors, providing an additional reason for tourists to come and stay in Spartanburg.