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!
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
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.
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
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
River Falls Spa provides the perfect retreat for men and women, locals and visitors, groups and individuals. Experience luxurious services where passion and attention to detail provide unparalleled relaxation and rejuvenation. Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC, River Falls Spa is a place where cosmopolitan flair and historic charm 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
NOTE: The Cleveland Park to Falls Park section and the boardwalk are closed and are scheduled to open late April/early May. 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, parks, and local businesses. The GHS Swamp Rabbit will continue to g 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
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
This 90-acre regional park on the Reedy River features a 200-foot-wide waterfall, which powered three different mills in the 1820s. 201 Cedar Falls Rd., Fountain Inn; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/parks/cedar-falls 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
This park is named after David Jackson. A Scotsman by birth, Jackson and his family are classic examples of Europeans families who immigrated to the Upstate of South Carolina during the late 1700’s. His grave is a focal point of the park today sitting on a knoll with views of Packs Mountain and the surrounding piedmont. 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
Frankie’s covers over 14 acres of fun with Go-Kart tracks, Miniature Golf courses, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Laser Tag, over 100 Arcade Games and much more.
Most ask, what is an escape room / escape game? The Greenville Escape Room is Greenville's premier escape experience. This is a truly unique and interactive entertainment activity where you and up to 11 friends or strangers are placed in a room with only 60 minutes to escape or complete the challenge. Using your problem-solving skills, as well as 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