Parks and Recreation

Spartanburg...Always Doing

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.

City Parks

*Parks where shelter rentals are available. For all rental information, please visit here.

Airport Park*

500 Ammons Rd.

This airport themed park in front of the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport with views of airplanes taking off and landing.  

  • Playgrounds                           
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Swing Sets and Baby Swings       
  • Walking Path (0.4 mile)
  • Public Restroom
  • Splashpad
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Andrews Farm Park

1370 Pinecrest Road

A beautiful passive greenspace near the Edward Griffin Preserve on the City's Eastside.

  • 29 acres of greenspace     
  • Wide-open areas for play
  • Small creek
  • Mature tree canopy
  • Connection to Cottonwood Trail

Barnet Park*

248 East St. John Street

Spartanburg’s premier outdoor events venue, the seven-acre park hosts a variety of events each year. Located downtown adjacent to the Chapman Cultural Center, it contains the Zimmerli Amphitheater, which seats approximately 1,100 in the fixed seating area, with additional seating for up to 4,900 on the terraced lawn.  

  • 2-mile paved walking trail   
  • Interactive splashpad
  • 1,036-square-foot picnic pavilion
  • Zimmerli Amphitheater
  • Public restroom facilities
  • Original sculptures "Exuberance" & "Circle of Friendship"

Beaumont Mills Park

660 Southern Street

Located in the historic Beaumont Mills village.             

  • Musical Instrument Station
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter

Chapel Street Park*

104 Chapel Street

Serves as a lovely gateway to the historic Cleveland Park neighborhood and other Northside neighborhoods, the 1.2-acre Chapel Street Park is the frequent host for community events and neighborhood gatherings. 

  • Basketball court              
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
  • Original sculptures

Denny's Plaza Playground

This brand new playground is located in the heart on downtown! From June 7, 2021 to July 1, 2021, this playground will be closed for public use on Monday-Thursdays until 5:30pm for private use by Meeting Street Academy. The playground will be open to the public after 5:30pm until dark, Monday-Thursdays and open from 9am to dark Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

  • Swings
  • Jungle gym
  • Slides
  • Rubberized turf
  • Musical Instrument Station

Downtown Pocket Park

West Main Street near Daniel Morgan Avenue

Opened in 2012, the Downtown Pocket Park is located on West Main Street between the Masonic Temple and Carriage House Wines, directly across from the Herald-Journal offices. A partnership between Hub-Bub, Inc., the Masonic Temple, private citizens and the City transformed what was formerly an empty lot into a refuge in the heart of downtown. 

  • Cafe-style seating 
  • Free public wi-fi
  • Available to rent for small parties and events

Duncan Park*

81 West Park Drive

A sprawling park and greenspace, Duncan Park includes mountain bike trails, the historic Duncan Park baseball stadium, a pond, walking trails, and much more. 

  • 102.5 acre community park  
  • Small lake & wooded 1-mile walking trail
  • 9 miles of mountain biking trails
  • Two baseball fields
  • Playground
  • Four tennis courts with restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Outdoor  amphitheater

Happy Hollow Park*

640 Glendalyn Avenue

Located in Historic Converse Heights, Happy Hollow is a small park that sees a lot of action!

  • Playground 
  • Picnic shelter, picnic tables and benches
  • Original sculptures
  • Water fountains
  • Concrete walks
  • Mature tree canopy provides ample shade
  • Grassy play area separated from playground

Hillcrest Park*

1445 Maryland Avenue

One of the City's oldest neighborhood parks, located in the Hillcrest neighborhood on the Eastside.

  • 2.5-acre neighborhood park 
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter and tables
  • Small creek
  • Mature tree canopy provides ample shade

Hot Spot Skate Park

339 Union Street

This park is the first public skate park in the state of South Carolina.

  • 8 ft. vertical ramp  
  • Half pipe with escalators
  • Spine
  • Camel Hump
  • Flow Course
  • Rails, Ledges and Ramps
  • New concrete bowl coming in 2021!

For more information, click here.

Hub City Art Park

209 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue

The City made effective use of what had long been an abandoned lot on the edge of downtown, turning it into a popular location for downtown workers seeking a mid-day respite or lunch spot.

  • Benches    
  • Water fountain
  • Original art sculptures 
  • Flower garden

Irwin Park

685 Irwin Avenue

This large 14-acre neighborhood park is one of the City's most precious greenspaces.

  • Two baseball fields  
  • Basketball court
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic shelter

Play 60 Park

100 Alexander Avenue

A beautiful neighborhood park that anchors one of the ends of the Mary H Wright Greenway.

  • Picnic shelter and tables      
  • NFL Play area

 

 

Pineview Hills

Williams Street in the Pineview Hills neighborhood 

  • Playground   
  • Basketball Courts
  • Neighoborhood park with assistance by the City.

Priscilla Rumley Park*

100 Alexander Avenue

A beautiful neighborhood park that anchors one of the ends of the Mary H Wright Greenway.

  • Picnic shelter with grills 
  • Playground
  • Basketball court

Rail Tail Dog Park

845 Union Street

The City's first dog park opened in 2012. 

  • Dog fountain
  • Chain link fence
  • Picnic Tables

For more information click here

St. Matthews Park

Behind St. Matthews Episcopal Church on St. Matthews Lane.

  • Playground   
  • Swings
  • Benches
  • Tables

South Converse Park*

417 South Converse Street

South Converse Street Park connects to the Mary Wright Greenway.

  • Playground  
  • Picnic shelter and tables
  • Basketball Court
  • Connects to Mary Wright Greenway
  • Large grassy play/picnic area
  • Horseshoe

Stewart Park*

500 Highland Ave.

One of the City's newest parks located in the Highland Community.

  • Playground and Swing Set 
  • Benches
  • Picnic Shelter and tables
  • Splashpad
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Basketball Courts
  • Walking Trail (0.3 mile)

Summerhill Park*

Hillandale Road

Located in the heart of the Northside neighborhood.

  • Picnic shelter and tables  
  • Basketball court
  • Playground equipment

Willow Oaks Park

194 West Hampton Avenue

A small neighborhood tucked into an easily accessible corner in Historic Hampton Heights,

  • Swings
  • Playground equipment 
  • Water fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who To Know

Deborah McClary

Customer Service Coordinator
(864) 596-3105
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Kim Moultrie

Parks and Recreation Director
(864) 562-4059
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Scott Page

Operations Manager
(864) 596-2271
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James Rice

Recreation Manager
(864) 562-4387
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