Riverwalk Trail

The Riverwalk on the Dan may define the City of Danville for the 21st century. Historically, the Dan River was used as a catalyst for industry. Now, the river's value rests in its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With the ability to lure walkers, bikers and moms with strollers through parks, historic sites and businesses, this trail along the Dan River links our past to our future. 
Main St Plaza Trailhead
 You can connect at Dan Daniel Memorial Park and Anglers Parks, the Carrington Pavilion, the Danville Science Center and historic downtown Danville. The Riverwalk is truly one successful path to the vision adopted by Danville.


The Riverwalk and mountain bike trail systems host a myriad of trail events to include bike races, trail runs, charity walks, marathons, canine events and environmental education activities as well as park special events.

For more information on holding an event on the Riverwalk, view our trail event application.


There are many plans for future development of the Riverwalk as well as adoption and support opportunities. For more information, contact Park Services at 799-5215.

Financial Contributors

1997 - Present                     Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Recreational Trails Program; funded by the Federal Highway Administration
1998 - Present Virginia Department of Transportation, SAFETEALU Program; funded by the Federal Highway Administration
2005 - 2008 Riverview Rotary Club

Property Contributors
Robert T. Webster Marshall 14.5 Acres
Robert Woodall 4.5 Acres
Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge and Acreage                                       

Property Easements

2001 Norfolk Southern Railway
2001 Abercrombie Oil Company
2001 Dan River, Inc. (2)
2002 Wayne Terry
2003 MCD Investments, LLC.

2004 Danville - Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority
Pepsi Bottling Group
2005 Wayne and Margie Johnson
2005 American National Bank and Trust Co.
2005 Star Laundry Company
2005 Donald and Lisa Jones, Short Sugars
2005 Robert Woodall Chevrolet (2)
Martinizing Dry Cleaning (2)
2007 Libby Hill Seafood
2007 Coldwell Banker Wayne Johnson Realty
2007 BV Associates, Biscuitville
2008 Harris, Harvey and Neal
2008 Dave McCormack
Landon Wyatt
2011 Ruby Crane, Crane Tire. Co.
2011 CED/All Phase Electric
2011 Jerry R. Davis
2011 Eanes and Wyatt Auto Sales
2011 Jerry's Auto Sales
2011 RWD, LLC
2011 Iron Guard/Riverside Storage
2013 Thrifty Tire 2013 Kenneth and Bonnie Richardson, Kenny's Body Shop