Programs

The City of Spartanburg strives to provide safe, enjoyable recreation for all participants, ensure that each participant has a positvie, rewarding experience while learning about different yet important aspects of life.

Hub Love Geo Trail

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level with the Hub Love 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. Collect seven of the eight caches hidden around our city and complete the Hub Love Trail Passport to win a limited edition, trackable, commerative geocoin. To complete the passport, draw a picture of what you find in each cache in the box provided. Follow the link below to download a printable copy of the passport.

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Arts & Crafts

The class consists of making different crafts weekly. The crafts are taught by our very own  "Queen of Crafts" Margaret Brennan at C.C. Woodson.

Nature Programs

Outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, low ropes, challenges and more with Liz Walker.    

     

   

 

   

Service & Ceramics

Come learn about volunteering and how to make ceramics. The ceramics classes are taught by a local ceramic artist. Come learn this profitable trade with Wanda Cheeks.

The Hangout

Come "hang out" for discussions about trending topics and just come and be yourself with Regina Stevens.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

These classes will focus on self-image, engagement of physical activities, and self-confidence all while having fun with James Rice.

Leadership Teen Camp

This is a mentoring program where mentees will learn life, coping, and team building skills through group and individual mentoring with Darryl Goodwin.

Butterfly Foundation

This cooking class will be facilitated by staff of Butterfly Foundation.

BARS Academy

This weekly class will be an introduction into branding, artistry, recording, and songwriting. This class is taught by BARS Academy staff.

COLORS

COLORS is a visual art program taught by and at the Chapman Cultural Center. Transportation from center will be provided if needed.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program is hosting their classes at Northwest Center. Pre-Registration is required for anyone who has diabetes or are pre-diabeticCare givers are also welcome to participate. Please call Wanda Cheeks or Daryl Goodwin to register for all sessions.

Spartanburg's Achieving and Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL)

The City of Spartanburg’s Spartanburg Achieving and Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL) is for students ages 14 -17 years old that live within the city limits or attend a school in the city limits and who are interested in local government, recreation, learning essential leadership skills and becoming engaged in their community. 

Download application here.

Who To Know

Mobile Recreation

Thanks to a $42,500 grant from the Mary Black Foundation, the City of Spartanburg is now able to bring recreation programming directly to children anywhere in the city with the mobile recreation program, Let’s Play!

The program uses a mobile recreation vehicle complete with kid-friendly theme music and cabinets overflowing with balls, hoola hoops, jump ropes, arts and crafts, roller blades and more. 

City of Spartanburg parks and recreation staffers visit areas with limited access to play areas and other recreational amenities. 

Let's Play! Mobile Recreation VehicleFrom neighborhoods to schools, day care centers and churches, Let’s Play! promotes active living and healthy eating by providing play equipment and healthy snacks at each stop. The goal of Let’s Play! is to introduce youth to recreational activities that are fun and challenging, while encouraging children to be active now and during their entire lives. 

Let’s Play! is seen throughout the community promoting active play and healthy eating, establishing new places to play and enriching current play opportunities, leading to an increased number of people leading more active lives.