Parks and Recreation

Spartanburg...Always Doing

Whether you’re looking for a lunchtime basketball game or a new bridge group, whether you like to pedal on two wheels or skate on four, there is always somewhere and something to play in Spartanburg.

The Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing your quality of life by providing a variety of recreational programs and opportunities in safe, well-maintained facilities and parks. More than 150,000 people of all ages participated in a program, took a class, or utilized a city recreation center or park at least once last year. And all of our fitness classes, sports, cultural arts and other special programs are open to the general public and are either free or available at a modest cost.

Check out some of our great programs below! 


Duncan Park Playground

Construction on a new playground at Duncan Park will begin on Friday, August 29 as part of the City of Spartanburg's $2.5 million parks improvment plan. Follow this link for more information on the plan.


Hub City Geo Trail

Hub City Geo Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level with the Hub City Geo Trail. The trail takes participants around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt using GPS to find hidden geocaches. Participants who find 20 of our 25 geocaches will receive a limited edition, trackable, commemorative geocoin. Download your passport below to get started.

Download Geo Trail Passport

To redeem your Geocoin: Bring your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center). Our office is open Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your completed passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events

PO Box 1749

Spartanburg, SC 29304

If mailing your passport, please include your complete mailing address.

Hub City Color Run

Hub City Color RunWhen: Saturday Sept. 27 9 a.m., register by Sept. 12 for T-shirt

Where: Milliken Research Park

Why: Benefits Jesse Boyd Elementary School

Cost: $25 (includes race t shirt) District 7 students, $20. Free for children under 5

What to know

What is a color run?

It is a fun, untimed 5K where runners get food grade colored powder tossed at them at various stages throughout the race.

Who can run?

Anyone can run as long as they can finish the 3.1 mile course.

Will color stain?

Yes it can so plan to wear old clothing, preferably white. Color will fade with water.

How to make color stay?

Spray vinegar on shirt then iron to make colors stay on shirt.


Yes, it will be smart to wear eye protection

Contact Information

Jesse Boyd Elementary School

Attn: Kevin Brabham

1505 Fernwood Glendale Road

Spartanburg, SC 29307

Register here


Youth Football

Youth Football in the City of Spartanburg kicks off August 14!

The new Viking Youth Football League sponsored by the City of Spartanburg provides every child, enrolled within our organization, the opportunity to learn how to be a part of a team and play the game of Football. We strive to help the children playing in our program to grow physically, emotionally and socially in a safe environment. The league is exclusive to Spartanburg District 7 students ages 6-12.

Fee: $35 for any child attending a District 7 school. Download participant forms and our flyer below.

Youth Football Flyer

Participant Forms:

Registration form

Player Code of Conduct 

Parents Code of Ethics

Physical Exam

Coaches and Team Mom Forms:

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Contingency Form

Coaches Code of Ethics

Background Check


C.C. Woodson Swim Zone


8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Swim lessons

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Playground Program

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Private Group rentals

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Recreational Swim

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Swim Lessons

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Recreational Swim


Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Recreational Swim



1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Recreational Swim


Who To Know

Park Shelter Reservations

Park reservations are subject to availability. To check park availability please call (864) 596-3105.

Rental Rates

Edward C. Stewart Park Pavilion

$100.00 deposit required; refundable if the park is left in excellent condition

$75.00 rental for up to 6 hours

Richardson Park

$100 deposit required; refundable if the park is left in excellent condition.

For Park reservation form click here!

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