Kids Planet at Century Park in Greer, SC is Open NOW!

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“Does anyone know when Century Park in Greer will reopen?” seems to be the most frequently asked question right now. We finally have an answer, that is more than just telling readers – “Soon.” That is to say that the playground is open NOW having quietly opened to families on March, 26, 2021.

Weather, pandemic-affected supply costs, and more have set back the re-opening months past the projected re-opening of one of the Upstate’s most popular playgrounds.

IMPORTANT: The playground will be closed for maintenance every Wednesday from 7 am – Noon.

Kids Planet At Century Park

The old playground. Kids Planet Century Park | 2019

We toured the park in July of 2019 to talk about the City of Greer’s plans for the new park. You can watch the video from our visit on Facebook.

There were a lot of strong feelings about the loss of this iconic park. But a lot of people were happy to see a new, more parent-friendly playground.

The pandemic starting in the middle of the renovation caused, as I’m sure you can imagine, a bunch of hiccups along the way. The obvious halt to non-essential work, plus the cost of lumber skyrocketing, caused a delay in re-opening the park by several months.

I stopped by in January to check on the progress being made and shared a sneak peek with our Kidding Around Spartanburg Audience.

The NEW Benson Automotive Kid’s Planet is Open!

Benson Automotive Kid’s Planet | 2021

The new park will enjoy a soft-opening beginning March 26th. Along with a new name, the park will offer kids-of-all ages a frozen treat from the Upstate’s newest Sno Hut location, as they take over the concession stand at the park.

Kids Planet Playground Features

Exciting features of the new playground include:

  • 2 Fence-enclosed age-appropriate play areas
  • Misting Play Area
  • A Musical Activity Space
  • Ziplines
  • Hillside Slides
  • A Ground Level Trampoline
  • Special Needs Child/Parent Swing
  • and MORE!
Benson Automotive Kid’s Planet | 2021

The park’s Grand Opening will be at 11am on April 16th, 2021.

Are you excited to check out the NEW Benson Automotive Kids Planet? Check out the 10 things we love about the New Kids Planet Playground for more details about the new park!

Looking for more great parks and playgrounds in Greenville? Don’t miss our Guide to Greenville’s Parks!

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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1 year ago

Can anyone go to the soft opening?? Or do we wait til April 16th?

1 year ago
Reply to  Lauren

Lauren, The playground is open now to the public! Anyone can go.

Angie Balodis
1 year ago

Oh how beautiful and fun looking. I took my grandson to the old Century Park now he is a preteen. This new park will be great and safer than the old splintering park.