2238 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Begun originally using convict labor in 1931, the Overlook rock lookout was completed in 1932 and was given the name “Alpine Terrace,” a name selected in a contest. The Overlook was completely renovated in 2020, when the walls were carefully deconstructed and re-assembled over a new concrete base wall, with new electrical wiring, lighting, landscaping, and improved walkways. The Old Fountain, centrally located just beyond the entrance to the Overlook, was also reconstructed and is fully functional, providing a cool, refreshing ambience to the scenic space.
The Overlook is located along the circular path through Riverside Park, and is accessed by a graceful, historic divided stairway. Providing unparalleled views of the James River and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful, inspiring outdoor “room” can be rented for many different occasions, including weddings, receptions, birthday parties, and business or club meetings.
Contact our offices at (434) 455-5858 or visit us in person at 301 Grove Street from 8:30am–5:00pm, Monday–Friday to determine facility availability.