: Paris Mountain is a monadnock, which is an isolated rock hill, ridge or small mountain that rises abruptly from an otherwise level land area. As you will notice, Paris Mountain rises above all other land formations near downtown Greenville.
Lake Placid and Reservoir #3, located on the park, were once the water sources for Greenville, SC. The process for these protected water sources were as follows: the rain would fall, come down the trees, get filtered by the soil, run into nearby creeks and streams and come together to form these lakes. They are no longer used for this purpose, but were vital to Greenville at one time.
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