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. 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

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.

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. 

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. 

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.