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This Train Show in Mauldin is Huge – and Free [EVENT IS POSTPONED FOR 2021]

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Do you have a child at home who loves trains? If you haven’t been to the huge train show at the Mauldin Cultural Center, put it on your calendar for mid-September. This FREE event is a must-see and must-do train spectacular you’re going to love! 

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, this train show at the Mauldin Cultural Center has been postponed. They may do it in the Spring of 2022 to check back here!


Your Kids will Love Sunset Park & Miracle League Playground in Mauldin

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Sunset Park in Mauldin, SC is a popular family destination for play, holiday events, and more! They have multiple sports fields and courts plus two playgrounds, including an inclusive one your kids are sure to love! Ready the KAG complete review and plan your own trip soon.

When I decided to review Sunset Park, I didn’t realize I had been there before! This is the fun park I found at one of the first Easter Egg Drop events we went to when we first moved to Greenville. My first tip, therefore, is to check out local city park calendars for events (often cross-posted on KAG) because here in the Upstate, there’s always something happening. I vividly remember not only enjoying the Egg Drop but being delighted by the massive grounds and fun playground.

My 2nd Trip to Sunset Park

Sunset Park is a little tucked away but not too hard to find. You can find it at 211 Fowler Circle in Mauldin (though it has a Greenville address). It has about every sports field imaginable- multiple baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts/half courts, and so forth. If you swing all the way to the back, there is a older playground with some slides and monkey bars (a rarity!) among other equipment. There is also a trail for you hikers.

Sunset Park Mauldin

Plus Something You Don’t Find at Other Parks

My main focus however was the Miracle League playground. It is an all-accessible playground, the first in the area. This includes large full-seat swings and a ramp for the main playground structure along with our favorite, a bowl-shaped merry-go-round. (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of all accessible playgrounds).

The ground is made of rubber padding. This came in handy when my four-year-old took a huge spill yet didn’t even have a single bruise or scrape! I am still shocked! (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of playgrounds with rubber padding).

Sunset Park in Mauldin

This playground is also fenced. (See our Kidding Around Greenville list of playgrounds that are fenced in). So petite runaways can only go so far, just make sure to watch the front entrance. There are parking spaces right nearby making it easy to pull up and play! I also found that it had a more open design, great for not losing sight of littles behind large structures.

The little music/sensory wall is fun for the tiniest of toddlers to even big kids and adults. We didn’t play on it, but there’s also a “car wash” roller line you can play pretend on! It also has rotating poles you can spin on. There is even a teeter-totter with BENCHES right off the main structure that’s perfect for kicking back while still supervising the kids.

I was absolutely enchanted by this playground and larger park. I hope you all get a chance to check it out soon. It would be wonderful to see more parks like this in the Upstate for all kids, of all abilities.

Plan a trip to Sunset Park

211 Fowler Circle, Greenville
Sunset Park

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Your Kids are Sure to Love Mauldin City Park

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Though a little hidden from view, City Park in Mauldin is one you won’t want to miss. Offering multiple fields and courts, a fun playground and even a little shade your kids are sure to love it! Read Lindy’s complete review and plan your own trip!

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Sometimes you miss the most obvious things in life. Like say the park you’ve literally driven by pretty much every week for ballroom dance lessons. In my defense, the City Park in Mauldin is sort of hidden behind the Mauldin Open Air Market farm stand at the corner of Butler and Bridges roads. It’s also home to the Ray Hopkins Senior Center. If you didn’t know there was a full park with playground there either, well now you know to go check it out!

About Maudin’s City Park

Parking is a little sparse next to the park but there are many spots right along the sidewalks, which means no crossing hazardous parking lots with kids! It’s nearest Butler Road- you’ll find basketball courts near Bridges Road. There are many sports fields, including lots of baseball fields, a batting cage and some soccer areas. You’ll find convenient benches for parents to sit and some nice tree shade. We stopped after a rain drizzle and the park was only slightly wet with almost no puddling on the equipment. The ground is covered in sand though so be warned as it can be messy, especially if your kid insists on wearing shoes with no socks!

This park features many slides- tube and two different sizes of double slides. You’ll find infant swings but not standard ones. This is nice as it means no trying to switch between pushing an older child and taking turns to put baby in a swing, but you may have to warn your big kids there are only swings for the littles so they don’t get jealous. There’s a bridge which is fairly unique for the parks around here, as well as a rare fireman’s pole to slide down! You’ll find a climber, balance beam, tic tac toe and even old school style rockers reminiscent of the McDonald’s of your youth.

This park is fairly easy to get to (once you know it’s there). While in Mauldin, it’s also close to the south side of Greenville and the 385 as well as Five Forks, Simpsonville and other nearby municipalities . While you’re there, consider spending the day exploring. Up the road are reader favorite Mexican restaurants Azteca and the super kid friendly Chicora Alley. You can also stop by the Mauldin branch library. You can check out other Mauldin parks like Sunset. You can even try to spy a princess at Once Upon a Dream Parties boutique! Or you can bird watch on the trails at Conestee Lake Park.

Plan your own trip to Mauldin City Park

203 Corn Rd, Greenville
Visit their website here.

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