There are a lot of great things about Greenville, but few are as remarkable as the collection of outdoor parks, greenways, recreational venues, trail systems, gardens, community centers, bike paths and just plain beautiful places set aside for publics use all year round. Just take a look and see for yourself why our parks put the "green" in Greenville!
Greenville County Rec is a department of Greenville County that provides facilities and recreational programs for the residents of and visitors to Greenville County. Over 53 park sites offer amenities from indoor community centers, to skating rinks, athletic fields, three water parks, and much more. Programming ranges from tennis clinics to sw More
The Blue Ridge Mountains, cast in a blue haze at times, tumble down to lower elevations in northwestern South Carolina. The escarpment is the line where the mountains are visibly reduced to foothills. Table Rock Mountain is one such outcropping. The 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area encompasses the escarpment, as well as Jones Gap and Cae More
Caesars Head State Park has long been a must-see in the South Carolina Upstate. A granite outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment, it offers breathtaking views year-round, especially when fall sets the hardwoods ablaze. More
The popular lodge at Camp Buckhorn, a dining hall and meeting facility tucked deep in the forest at Paris Mountain State Park, but only six miles from downtown Greenville, has been renovated and is open for reservations. Camp Buckhorn has been a popular setting for weddings, family reunions, church retreats, business retreats and group gatherings More
Chimney Rock brings the best of the mountains together in one place. Experience a thrill of accomplishment by hiking our 499-step Outcroppings trail to the 315-foot Chimney Rock, where you'll see amazing 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and the Carolina Piedmont. Along the way, be sure to visit the newly reopened Grotto, Subway and Pul More
The Parks and Recreation Department offers a comprehensive system of parks, greenways, public facilities and recreational choices that help enhance the quality of life of its residents and visitors. Whether it’s enjoying a leisurely bike ride on the City's expansive trail system, taking a picnic lunch to one of the City's popular parks or spending More
Conestee Park is for baseball and nature trails! The covered pavilion is one of Greenville Rec’s premier event facilities, with a seating capacity for 200, restrooms, electrical power, 2 grills, and ample parking. A large playground and open green space are adjacent to the pavilion and the entrance to Lake Conestee Nature Park is just 100 yards aw More
Devils Fork is easily reached from S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. The park is popular with families, fishermen, scuba divers and boaters, who enjoy Jocassee’s uncrowded setting and spectacular scenery, such as waterfalls cascading into the lake off steep, wooded slopes. More
A tribute to the Reedy River, which nourished Greenville's beginnings in 1770, the park is now an oasis in the heart of downtown with scenic overlooks, nature trails, pond, landscaped gardens, waterfalls, and a pedestrian suspension bridge. More
This beautiful park, located at 126 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC, offers panoramic views of the downtown Greenville skyline and nearby Paris Mountain. The two multi-purpose athletic fields make this park a great location for most every sport. The playground is very popular among the youngsters, and the shelter is great for parties because it has a g More
Arts, Learning, and Entertainment, just 3 blocks from Main Street in downtown Greenville. Heritage Green is an urban arts and cultural campus nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville. For nearly forty years, it has been home to the Greenville County Library System, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and the Greenville Little Theatre. These More
The 3,346 acre park offers trailside camping. Located in the 10,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the park encompasses the Middle Saluda Scenic River and is an access point to the Foothills Hiking Trail. More than 400 species of plants can be found here. More
With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge and woods full of rhododendrons, mountain laurel and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is truly one of South Carolina’s pretty places.
Built originally by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm. More
Lake Cunningham is 376 acre lake located near Greer South Carolina in Greenville County. Greer Public Works owns and maintains this lake with strict regulations designed to protect the lake. Along with its sister lake, Lake Robinson, Greer takes great pride in these two lakes. There is a public park on State Highway 101 at one end of the lake. This More
The lakefront park’s information center displays a wide variety of vintage fishing equipment. And, of course, 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell maintains a reputation for top-flight angling, including for striped and hybrid bass, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish. More
Lake John Robinson is an 800 acre fishing lake located in Greer South Carolina off of Highway 101. The lake is owned by Greer Commission of Public Works which also owns Lake Cunningham a few miles away. There is one boat ramp, a fishing pier, restrooms, and picnic area open to the public. The boat ramp is located on Mays Bridge Road. More
Oconee State Park also serves as the southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, an 80-mile wilderness hike on the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment on up to Table Rock. Adjacent to Sumter National Forest, the park also serves as a jumping off point to the nearby Chattooga and Chauga rivers, hotspots for whitewater rafting and trout fishing. More
The park just off S.C. 11 (Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway) contains two structures: Oconee Station, a stone blockhouse used as an outpost by the U.S. military from about 1792 to 1799, and the William Richards House, named for the Irish immigrant who built it as a trading post in 1805. More
Paris Mountain State Park’s roots date as far back as the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old a More
Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center is the perfect place for your wedding, retreat, camp or event. A peaceful mountain getaway nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Pleasant Ridge is only minutes from Greenville, SC. Our central facility is fully ADA compliant with easy access to all buildings including Luttrell Lodge, group cab More
From scenic parks in the Blue Ridge Mountains to recreational lake and Blackwater river parks in the Midlands and white sand beaches and tidal water parks on the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina State Parks preserve and protect some of the most beautiful natural resources and significant historic sites in America. Parks in the Upcountry include: More
Table Rock Mountain provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring two lakes, a campground, mountain cabins, meeting facilities and its historic, renovated lodge. More
Features tennis and volleyball courts, softball fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds and a fitness trail. Also the site of the Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Looking for a hiking trail of a fishing hole? Lace up your hiking boots and head over to this World War II US Army training camp that now features two lakes, hiking trails and facilities for horseback riding. The park's remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry are registered as a Heritage Trust Site.