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 and events below!

Summer Playground Program

Summer Playground Program

Pickleball at Duncan Park!

What is Pickleball? A court sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, it is the fastest growing sport in America for all ages! 

For more information, call Liz Walker at (864) 562-4199, and see the video below for more information about pickleball.

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. Learn more about geochaching at the link below.

Geocaching 101

Who To Know

C.C. Woodson Swim Zone

Monday – Thursday

  • 8 AM–10 AM Public Lessons 
  • 10 AM–11 AM Playground Program
  • 11 AM–Noon Group Rentals 
  • Noon–4 PM Recreational Swim 
  • 4 PM–6 PM Public Lessons 
  • 6 PM–8PM Recreational Swim 

Friday – Saturday 

  • 10 AM–5PM Recreational Swim 


  • 1 PM–5 PM Recreational Swim 

Swim Lesson Sessions

  • Session 1: June 6-9 & June 13-16
  • Session 2: June 20-23 & June 27-30
  • Session 3: July 11-14 & July 18-21
  • Session 4: July 25-28 & Aug 1-4

Cost: $30–$35 per session

Classes are for ages 3 years and older, and sessions run M-TH for two weeks. Classes will last 30-45 minutes depending on age.

World's Largest Swim Lesson, June 24

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

$100 rental for up to 4 hours

Richardson Park

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

$100 rental per day

For Park reservation form click here!

More to do!

Citi Fitness Boot Camp at Northwest Community Center: Mon.—Thurs, 3 pm–4 pm


The Hero’s Sacrifice at Northwest Community Center: May 28, 6 pm, A Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Ghost & Goblins Scavenger Hunt: October 30, 8 pm, at the Magnolia Street Train Depot and the downtown area.

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