Riverwalk - Sandy River

City of Danville Parks and Recreation, Danville, VA

The goal of the Riverwalk-Sandy River trail is to extend Danville's greenway to provide access westward along the Dan River as described in the 2002 & 2011 master plans. It will be accomplished by installation of paved trail, a bridge and boardwalk.

Counties Impacted:

  • Pittsylvania County in Virginia
  • Caswell County, NC

​The Riverwalk Trail is a wonderful asset to the City of Danville. In addition to providing scenic recreational opportunities, the 11.7 mile greenway promotes interaction with the river, provides protection for its many ecosystems and creates a buffer between developed areas and the river to help filter runoff and reduce water pollution.  By giving people the opportunity to get close to the river, they are able to experience firsthand what impacts their actions have on natural landscapes and habitats, promoting environmental awareness.

-Emily Ragsdale, Facilities and Services Planner



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.