Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence is first along Vista Greenway Extension

The 2017 Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 7, will be the first walk along the City of Columbia’s Vista Greenway Extension in Finlay Park. The Vista Greenway Extension begins on the Taylor Street side of the park and travels under Lincoln Street and features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel. This vibrant and critical rail-trail links pedestrians and cyclists between residential neighborhoods, Finlay Park and the Vista. The Vista Greenway Extension was opened on July 13, 2016.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for the 11th year, Columbia City Mayor Steve Benjamin and Mayor Pro Tem Tameika Isaac Devine will raise awareness of the abuse and violence that is taking place in our community. The walk features an Information Fair at 8 a.m. The Purple Rally begins at 9 a.m. and the walk steps off at 10 a.m.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at

Groups and business owners who provide direct services to victims and families can register to participate by emailing

For more information, contact the Public and Media Relations Department at 803-545-3020.