Greenville is one of the most active places you'll ever visit. No wonder, then, that we've got such a strong collection and diverse range of recreational facilities for you and all of our residents to enjoy. From parks, athletic fields, and trails of every type imaginable to tennis courts, fitness centers, swimming pools and yes, even an ice skating rink.
It's all here, so let's go play!
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
NOTE: The Cleveland Park to Falls Park section will be closed September 6th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017. The boardwalk will be open until mid-October, then close mid-October until January. Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use trail system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, pa More
Little “tadpoles” love this Northside waterpark, which caters to the smaller set with a shallow entry pool, a tame Tadpole slide, and the Splashpad for fountains of fun. For bigger kids, two body slides twist and turn into the pool. May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$11/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer 101 W. Darby Rd. 864-834-4108 greenvillerec.com/welcom More
Begin your 3½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness featuring 11 zip lines, 2 huge rappels and a sky bridge. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Exper More
Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this Piedmont waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide, some exercise in the lap pool, and a run through the fountains at the baseball-themed splash pad. May 28–Sept. 5 $6–$7/swimmer; $3 nonswimmer. More
A full-sized public ice rink offering recreational skate time, instructional classes and hockey--plus a bounce house, inline skating arena, six outdoor tennis courts, two soccer fields, several large meeting/program areas, game room and concessions. Open year-round. More
Splash it up at this watery wonderland in Simpsonville, where you can plunge down several waterslides, ride a boogie board down the park’s Flowrider surfing simulator, or just enjoy a float in an inner tube along a lazy river. Open season: May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$12/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer. 417 Baldwin Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville More
South Carolina's only enclosed public 50-meter pool. Open year-round. Recreational swims, instructional classes, swim team. Operated by the Greenville County Recreation District.
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
SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION. Take your seat, literally. Get behind the wheel of the Ultimate Driving Machine® at the BMW Performance Driving School. With over 1.7 combined miles of paved track in various configurations, you can see and feel real-life driving conditions. Learn how to recover from a slide on our wet skidpad. Tune up your accident avoida 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
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
Greenville Segway Tours invites you to experience downtown Greenville like never before. Join us for a Segway tour through one of South Carolina's most popular urban areas. As we drift through the streets we'll discover what makes this city unique. Explore everything from the booming business district to the lush parks and greenways… Greenville's g 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
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
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opened in October, 2011, offering a variety of meeting spaces, athletic facilities, and amenities. The Waggoner Conference Center is available for corporate meetings, community events and wedding receptions. The Fred Collins Theater was created to offer a venue for all types of performances, 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
Experience the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing and discover why indoor karting is the fastest-growing recreational sport in the United States. This is not kids play! Our high-performance European karts are capable of 35 mph, and that seems extremely fast when you are sitting just a few inches off of the ground trying to navigate our 900 foot lo 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