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GREENVILLE AREA PARKS AND OUTDOORS  

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Last Updated 6/25/20, 11:11 a.m.

Flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is at the top of everyone's minds today as circumstances continue to change at a rapid pace. Several parks and parks systems remain open, but we remind you to please follow current CDC guidelines for avoiding COVID-19 and maintaining social distancing.

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We’ve done our best to ensure information is accurate, but with rapidly changing circumstances, it’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting these locations.

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CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS & RECREATION: 

City of Greenville parks, gardens, playgrounds, restrooms, ballfields, pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts, recreation areas as well as the Greenville Zoo are all OPEN at this time, with a few exceptions listed below. If you are considering visiting parks or open spaces, please follow CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing.

We’ve done our best to ensure information is accurate, but with rapidly changing circumstances, it’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting these locations.

STILL CLOSED:

  • ALL Community Centers throughout the City (dependent upon CDC / SCDHEC recommendations)

  • ALL water fountains throughout the City are shut off (dependent upon CDC / SCDHEC recommendations)

A FEW EXCEPTIONS:

  • Picnic shelters are open for groups of less than 50 people. 

  • Greenville Zoo tickets must be purchased ONLINE prior to visiting and you will have to select an entry time. 


Been cooped up so long, you need ideas of where to go and what to do?
 
  1. Walk across the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy

  2. Visit popular parks Cleveland Park or Cancer Survivors Park 

  3. Take a walk or bike ride on the 22-mile long Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

  4. Check out 35 Neighborhood/Regional Parks & Gardens within City limits (See Below for List)

  5. Hit a hole-in-one at McPherson Park's Mini Golf Course

  6. Play Frisbee Golf at 3 Disc Golf Courses at Timmons Park, Gower Park & Holmes Park

  7. Play basketball, volleyball, pickleball, or tennis at their respective courts


Greenville City Parks & Gardens: Cancer Survivors Park, Cleveland Park, Croft Park, Croftstone Park, Ella Mae Logan Park, Falls Park on the Reedy, Gatlin Park, Gower Park, Greenville Rose Society Garden, Hessie T. Murrah Park, Holmes Park, Kilgore-Lewis House Gardens (Arboretum & Gardens ONLY), Kiwanis Park, Legacy Park, The Children's Garden at Linky Stone Park, Mayberry Park, McKoy Park, McPherson Park, Newtown Park, North Main Rotary Park, Partridge Lane Park, Pedrick's Garden at Falls Park, Pinckney Fludd Park, Railroad Mini Park, Rock Quarry Garden, Rockwood Park, Skyland Park, Sue Simpson Garden, Timmons Park, Tindal Park, University Park, Viola/Thompson Gardner Park, Waco Childress Garden, Watts Park, Wenwood Soccer Complex, West Washington Park

 

GREENVILLE COUNTY PARKS:

Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism parks, playgrounds, waterparks, athletic fields, community centers, and facilities are all OPEN at this time, with a few exceptions listed below. If you are considering visiting parks or open spaces, please follow CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing.

We’ve done our best to ensure information is accurate, but with rapidly changing circumstances, it’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting these locations.

STILL CLOSED:

  • The Pavilion Recreation Complex is closed until September 30, 2020 for renovations. 

A FEW EXCEPTIONS:

  • Greenville County Aquatic Complex is now OPEN for lap swimming and self-motivated exercise with normal operating hours. Fitness classes are suspended. Limited-capacity swim lessons will be offered. Social distancing is required and aquatic exercise equipment is unavailable. The fitness room is open with every other piece of equipment being made available to members. Showers are not available.

  • Day Camps offered at Community Center locations run through August 7th. 

Greenville County Parks: Butler Springs Park, Campbell's Covered Bridge, Cedar Falls Park, Conestee Park, Corey Burns Park, David Jackson Park, East Riverside Park, Gary L. Pittman Memorial Park, Gateway Park, Herdklotz Park, Jimi Turner Park (formerly Slater-Marietta Park), Lakeside Park, Les Mullinax Park, Lincoln Park, Loretta C. Wood Park, MeSA Soccer Complex, Monaghan Park, Northside Park, Northwest Park, Oak Grove Lake, Pelham Mill Park, Piney Mountain Park, Pleasant Ridge Park, Poinsett Bridge, Poinsett Park, Riverbend Equestrian Park, Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, Slater-White Park, Southside Park, Welcome Park, Westside Park

Note: Restroom facilities are closed and locked at some of these parks. 

 

GREENVILLE COUNTY WATERPARKS:

All Greenville County Waterparks are OPEN seven days a week, now through September 7th. Visit their website for up-to-date information. 

Greenville County Waterparks: 7th Inning Splash Waterpark, Discovery Island Waterpark, Otter Creek Waterpark

 

PRISMA HEALTH SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL:

OPEN. Proper social distancing measures required, and the use of a face covering is strongly recommended. 
 

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PARKS:

ALL South Carolina State Parks are open, but there are a some things to note. 

What do I need to know about this? 
  • Group facilities like picnic shelters and community buildings are open for groups of 50 or less. 

  • Visitor gathering places like interpretive centers and park offices are operating on a limited scale. 

  • Some playgrounds are open and some are closed. 

  • State Parks are not conducting park programs or tours of historic homes or structures until further notice. 

  • All State Parks have lower carrying capacities, allowing only a limited number of visitors at once. At capacity, park gates will close until the number of visitors decrease. 

  • All State Parks are taking camping, cabin, or villa reservations.

  • All State Park Visitor Centers are open.

  • All State Park Retail Stores are open. 

  • Most trails and outdoor spaces are open. 

  • Swimming areas are open. 

  • Golf courses are open. 

  • Some parks are renting canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, or jon boats.

  • Park admissions may be purchased online to limit contact with park staff. 

  • JONES GAP STATE PARK: Jones Gap will have even lower capacity limits than usual as well as new parking procedures (reservations required) that will be enacted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Click here to read the new guidelines. 

Current Greenville County State Park Capacities & Reduced Operational Hours: 
  • Paris Mountain State Park -  Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Daily

  • Jones Gap State Park - 30 Vehicles by Reservation Only (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily)

  • Caesars Head State Park - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily; Raven Cliff Falls parking lot opens at 8 a.m.


South Carolina State Parks that are open include the nearby parks listed below, as well as all 47 in the State of South Carolina.

South Carolina State Parks in the area: Caesars Head State Park, Croft State Park, Devils Fork State Park, Jones Gap State Park, Keowee-Toxaway State Park, Kings Mountain State Park, Lake Hartwell State Park, Oconee State Park, Oconee Station Historic Site, Paris Mountain State Park, Sadlers Creek State Park, Table Rock State Park

Note: Restroom facilities are closed and locked at some of these parks. 


OTHER OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS:

We’ve done our best to ensure information is accurate, but with rapidly changing circumstances, it’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting these spots.

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve OPEN! Enjoy this view adjacent to Caesars Head State Park as it provides scenic, panoramic views of parts of Table Rock Mountain and the surrounding foothills. 
The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour OPEN! All NC COVID-19 guidelines are being followed. Book your high-flying zipline today!
Green River Adventures OPEN! Private trips are available for the first time ever (in addition to all of the usual tour offerings) and all NC guidelines will be followed. Book your adventure today!
Jocassee Lake Tours OPEN! All tours will be limited to a maximum of 8 people and private tours are always available daily. Choose from lake tours, sunset tours, kayak tours, pontoon rentals, see waterfalls and rare Oconee Bells - all on beautiful Lake Jocassee. Book your tour today!
Jocassee Outdoor Center OPEN! Offering boat rentals (pontoon and ski boats), water toy rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, lake shuttles, guided fishing, waterfall tours, boat storage, and a boat shop. The Jocassee Outdoor Center serves both Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Call 864-944-9016 for more information. 
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve OPEN! All paved trails in the preserve are open. All non-paved/natural surface trails are still closed and marked off with yellow tape. 
Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower OPEN! Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in South Carolina at 3,553 feet. Note: Bathrooms will remain closed at this facility for now. 
Upstate Blue Ridge Tours OPEN! Book your all-inclusive Blue Ridge Wanderer Tour today! These all-day tours, led by Steven Leslie, are held once a month on the first Thursday of every month. Book your tour today!
Wildwater OPEN! For your Chattooga River adventure beginning in Long Creek, SC choose from whitewater rafting, ziplining, kayaking, or SUPs. Book your adventure today!