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.

Eight ways parks can improve your health

Watch the video below to learn how our city's parks can help you get healthier!

Check out some of our great programs and events below!

Learn to Play Pickleball

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! On Wednesday, January 6 at 1 p.m. at the Duncan Park tennis courts, City Parks & Recreation will host a free pickleball demonstration and instruction session. Equipment will be provided, and participants should plan to wear tennis shoes and sportswear.

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. Download your passport below to get started.

Download Geo Trail Passport

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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