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.

Spartanburg's Achieving and Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL)

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

Students will meet Monday through Thursday for 6 hour sessions (10:00am-4:00pm) and Friday (10:00am-2:00pm) this will be a combination of work and learning activities, possible tours depending on environment, research, speakers, and service projects. We will explore topics of importance related to leadership in government, recreation and community such as arts and culture, economics, healthcare, law enforcement, volunteerism, and planning.

2021 Student Application 

The SAIYL Program:

June 7, 2021- July 2, 2021 - (Session 1 for 4 weeks) 

July 12, 2021 - August 6, 2021 - (Session 2 for 4 weeks)

**We will not meet July 5 - July 9



Hub Love Geo Trail

Hub Love Trail

The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year's Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.

To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday - Friday and closed on holidays.

You can also mail your complete passport to:

Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!

Hub Love Passport

To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.

Geocaching 101

Who To Know

Margaret Brennan

Recreation Coordinator
(864) 562-4617
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Wanda Cheeks- Holmes

Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center Director
(864) 562-4529
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James Rice

Recreation Manager
(864) 562-4387
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Liz Walker

Recreation Coordinator
(864) 562-4199
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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. 

From 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.