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!

Developmental Soccer Program

In partnership with the City Parks and Recreation department, Carolina Football Club is offering discounted developmental soccer registration for girls and boys ages 3 to 18. Open to families in School District 7, the discounted program costs just $25 for families who register by Friday, August 21.

The Developmental Program is designed to teach the sport of soccer with the goal of improving the quality of soccer played in Spartanburg County and providing opportunities for more children to participate in the sport.

For more information and please visit the Carolina Football Club website. To take advantage of the discounted registration fee, please register online at this link and select the "pay by check" option. After the registration is complete, email our Development Director, Rob Depaol, at and let him know you have registered for the District 7 discount.


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.

C.C. Woodson Swim Zone logo


Recreation Swim Times

Mon.–Thurs. 12 p.m.–4 p.m. & 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Fri. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sun. 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Admission is 1$ per person

Proper swimwear is required! No basketball shorts or cotton shorts/shirts are allowed.

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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