Community Centers

Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center

When the former T.K. Gregg Recreation Center on Oakland Avenue was closed, it was with a promise that a new state-of-the-art facility would be built to take its place. Now, the new Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center on our city's Northside is rising to fulfill that promise.

Featuring an indoor aquatics center with two pools—one for competitive and exercise lap swimming and one for water therapy and swimming lessons—as well as an indoor basketball gym, fitness center, walking track, and multiple community rooms, this new facility will serve as both a community anchor for Spartanburg's redeveloping Northside as well as a destination for residents throughout our city. See the videos below for a 3D walkthrough rendering of the future center, and footage from our groundbreaking ceremony.

C.C. Woodson Community Center

210 Bomar Avenue
(864) 596-3710

Opened in 2009, the C.C. Woodson Community Center represents perhaps the largest quality of life investment the City of Spartanburg has ever made, and has served a critical role in the ongoing revitalization of the City's Southside. With an expert staff of parks and recreation professionals, C.C. Woodson offers programming year-round. From youth football to pickup basketball for all ages, C.C. Woodson is a great place for recreational sports. 

C.C. Woodson's swimming pool is staffed with lifegaurds and is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The facility also includes an exercise room with a full complement of strength training and exercise machines. 

Meeting and conference rooms are also available for use by the public and community groups for a nominal fee.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday         5:30am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday        7:30am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday   7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday       7:30am - 9:00pm
  • Friday            7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday        9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday          1:00pm - 6:00pm  

What's there?

  • Fullcourt basketball gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • Community Room
  • Learning Center
  • Senior Lounge
  • Teen Center
  • Health & Wellness Room

Rev. James D. Thornton Activity Center 

500 Norris St.

Opened in August 2015, the James D. Thornton Activity Center provides programming for youth , adults and seniors. The center can also be reserved for private events.

Operating hours:

  • Monday 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday Noon-8pm
  • Wednesday Noon-8pm
  • Thursday Noon-8pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-1pm


Health and Wellness

The City of Spartanburg's community centers are committed to the health & wellness of their communities. Our mission is to provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities for all participants.

We host a variety of activities every week day for any age group. To participate in these activities our prices are listed below. We want our communities to stay fit and always active.

Wellness Center

                                         Daily             Monthly               Yearly

Adult                                    $5                  $15                   $135

Senior Citizen (55 & over)       $2                 $10                   $100

Family                                                      $20                   $175

Who To Know

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C.C. Woodson Swim Zone

*Previous year's schedule. This year may be impacted by COVID-19. More information will be released at a later date.

Monday – Thursday

  • 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 


  • 10-11 AM group lessons 
  • 11 AM – 5 PM Recreational Swim

Saturday – Sunday

  • 1 PM–5 PM Recreational Swim 

Swim Lesson Sessions

  • Session 1: June 11-14 & June 18-21
  • Session 2: July 9-12 & July 16-19
  • Session 3: July 23-26 & July 30- Aug 2

4:00pm-4:30pm: Water Tots 

5:00pm-5:45pm: Level 1&2

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.