|Site of a former Grist Mill on the Alabama side
shows only the foundations remaining. Access
to the Phenix City Riverwalk is via the 14th
Street pedestrian bridge or the Dillingham
|Further south, the Riverwalk Amphitheatre
and nearby gazebo overlook the river. At the
far end of the Promenade proper is Founders'
Park, at the bottom of 5th Street. Area
residents have put more than a few hours
maintaining and planting the park. Plaques
mark notable persons in the city's history.
|From the Dillingham Bridge the
southern view shows John B.
Amos Plaza with its statue of
Christopher Columbus in the four
phases of his life. A bronze bust of
AFLAC founder John Amos is near
the plaza entrance.
|Now part of the TSYS river campus,
the Mott House and the old facade
from the former Carnegie Library
mark a plaza that recognizes the
contribution of mills to the city. A 3
story Antebellum structure, it was
owned by a Union General, who made
it known as the only house in the city
that never left the Union.
|The historic City Mills, north of the Mott
House, is an endangered structure, as is its
dam. A part of it has already been
"inadvertently" demolished, and all the
dams in the area are planned to be razed to
open the river to white water kayaking.
|From a low river level on
the Alabama side, the
|At the Northern end of the Riverwalk is
Lake Oliver, where boats and jet skis
abound. Many a sunset has been enjoyed
here at the Marina. A renovation and new
facility are currently being built.
|Fishermen can always be found on the
docks of the Lake Oliver Marina. Sunsets
are at their best during the winter months,
but there is a year 'round display. There are
also places for picnicking as well.
|Many waterfowl winter at Lake Oliver, to
the delight of children of all ages.
|NOTE: The Riverwalk photos were done
before the opening of the Whitewater
|The Phenix City side of
the river is a favorite