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Green Space

Some days, you may want to spread out a picnic blanket, bring some lawn games, bubbles and balls, and enjoy a relaxing time together at the park. We have put together a list of all the parks near Greenville with green space. Be sure to look at all the other amenities at each park so you are prepared for the best time possible.

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Looking for more information about Parks in Greenville? Visit our Ultimate Guide to Parks in Greenville. You’ll find parks by location and amenities like basketball courts, swings and more.

Willow Oaks Park

| 194 W. Hampton Street, Spartanburg, SC

This neighborhood park is located in Hampton Heights.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Playground
  • Swings

Priscilla Rumley Park

| 100 Alexander Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

Located on the southside of Spartanburg, this park is near Mary H Wright Greenway.

This park includes:

  • Grill
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground

Poinsett Park

| 5 Pine Forest Road, Travelers Rest, SC

This small park has a paved loop that encircles two playgrounds and a large green space.

  • Green space, paved trail, picnic shelter, creek
  • Preschool and big kid playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Poinsett Park.

Pineforest Park

| 108 Clearfield Road, Greenville, SC

Located in a quiet neighborhood, your kids will love the paved loop around the green space, basketball court and sunny playgrounds.

  • Basketball, paved trail, green space, shady picnic tables and benches
  • Sunny playgrounds
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Rockwood Park

| 398 Meyers Drive, Greenville, SC

Set in an idyllic neighborhood off Augusta, this park has a large green space, new playground, picnic shelter and basketball court.

  • Basketball, green space, picnic shelter
  • Sunny Playground (designed for kids aged 2-12)
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking (walk into the park on the driveway of 400 Meyers Drive)

Campbell's Covered Bridge

| 171 Campbells Covered Bridge Road, Landrum, SC

The last covered bridge in South Carolina, Campbell’s Covered Bridge crosses the Beaverdam Creek and features a paved walking trail down to the bridge as well as a nature trail through the woods.

  • Campbell’s Covered Bridge, Beaverdam Creek, picnic tables, paved trail, nature trail
  • No playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

See our review of Campbell’s Covered Bridge.

Gower Estates

| 24 Evelyn Avenue, Greenville, SC

Gower Park will be closed for major renovations until 2024.

Don’t miss the cool military tank by the tennis courts at this large, neighborhood park. There’s also a new playground, restroom and even a zip line!

  • Zip line, military tank, paved trail for wheels, picnic shelters, enclosed basketball and tennis courts
  • New playground and older playground in the shade
  • New restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Gower Estates.

Falls Park

| 601 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park

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Stroll across Greenville’s iconic Liberty Bridge, picnic by the river, and let your kids cool off at the city’s only splash pad. You can also turn your visit into a scavenger hunt if you look for the butterflies from the Butterfly Keeper Project.

  • Iconic suspension bridge, paved walking trail, bench swings, picnic tables, splash pad
  • Sunny and shady areas
  • Restrooms
  • Street-side parking or city parking garage

Read our review of Falls Park.

Runway Park

| 29 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, SC

Your children will love watching the planes take off and land at this fully-enclosed park right beside the Downtown Greenville Airport. You can even enjoy a scavenger hunt!

  • Paved trail for wheels, picnic shelter
  • Big kid and preschool playgrounds in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Runway Park.

Victor Memorial Veterans Park

| 50 17th Street, Greer, SC

You can spot the Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter from the road, but be sure to get out of your car to visit the memorial and enjoy a walk around the park.

  • Military equipment, paved trail, grassy space
  • No playground
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

Brookwood Park

| 199 South Bomar Avenue, Landrum, SC

This shaded park is located in Landrum’s business district.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Trails

Happy Hollow Park

| Glendalyn Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

Located in the middle of the Converse Heights neighborhood, this shaded park is enclosed but does not have much parking or any restrooms.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Swings

J. Verne Smith Park

| 2544 Mays Bridge Road, Greer, SC

Review of Lake Robinson in Greer, South Carolina

You will love the tranquilty of Lake Robinson and the awesome mountain views from the picnic shelter.

  • Lake Robinson, picnic shelter, walking path, fishing pier
  • No playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of J. Verne Smith Park.

South Converse Street Park

| E Hampton Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

This updated park is close to downtown Spartanburg.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Trails

Sanctified Hill Park

| 437 Putnam Lane, Fountain Inn, SC

Sanctified Hill Park is a community park located in Fountain Inn, SC. It offers:

  • green space
  • playgrounds
  • expanded parking
  • walking trails

East Riverside Park

| 1155 S. Suber Road, Greer, SC

Right by Riverside High School and many neighborhoods in Greer, this large park just received a new playground.

  • Sand volleyball, basketball, green space
  • New playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of East Riverside Park.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park

| 406 West Avenue, Greenville, SC

Located in the historic Brandon Mill area, enjoy a picnic, some baseball and fun on the playground.

  • Brandon Mill historic area, baseball, picnic shelter
  • Sunny playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park.

Airport Park

| 500 Ammons Road, Spartanburg, SC

This is a well-loved park year-round in Spartanburg where kids can play on airport-themed equipment and watch the planes overhead. During the summer, there is also a splash pad.

This park includes:

  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash pad (summer only)
  • Swings
  • Trails

Pacolet Park

| 475 Sunny Acres Road, Pacolet, SC

This park includes:

  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Green Space
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms

Furman University

| 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC

If you are looking for a relaxing walk, an easy bike ride, a shady picnic or just some peace, come to Swan Lake at the back of Furman University.

  • Rose Garden, Asia Garden, replica of Thoreau’s cabin, carillon, picnic shelter, paved loop, nature trail, bench swings
  • No playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Furman University.

Trailblazer Park

| 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC

Community Gardens at Trailblazer Park

Community events regularly happen at Trailblazer Park, in Travelers Rest, SC. You’ll find farmers markets, free movies, concerts, and more.

This park includes:

  • A Community Garden
  • An Amphitheatre
  • Sports Fields
  • Restrooms
  • Bench swings lining the front of the City Hall building

Boiling Springs Community Park

| 182 Rainbow Lake Road, Boiling Springs, SC

Located by Walmart and the fire station, this park is an enclosed space in the middle of all the Boiling Springs action.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Trails

Greentown Neighborhood Park

| Moss Street, Greer, SC

This enclosed park boasts bench swings, a basketball court, a picnic shelter, a paved path, and a sunny playground with swings.

  • Bench swings, picnic shelter, paved trail, basketball court
  • Sunny playground, swings
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side playground

Inman Mills Park

| 251 4th Street, Inman, SC

Generally used for youth baseball and softball, this park does include a playground.

This park includes:

  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings

Conestee Park

| 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC

If you don’t think the large green space, enclosed preschool playground, large playground, paved walking trail and bench swings are enough, you can also head in to Lake Conestee Nature Preserve when you’re at this incredible park.

  • Dog park, green space, bench swings, paved walking trail
  • Enclosed preschool playground and big kid playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Conestee Park.

Cedar Falls Park

| 201 Cedar Falls Road, Fountain Inn, SC

Everyone can take an easy walk to Cedar Falls. There’s also a fun playground and even sand volleyball.

  • Sand volleyball, picnic shelter, waterfall, paved trail, green space
  • Big playground in the shade
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Cedar Falls Park.

Greer City Park

| 301 East Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Greer City Park

With water fountains, bench swings, a paved trail going around the pond, and even a music-timed fountain, your children will want to do even more than play at the playground.

  • Music-timed fountain, bench swings, paved walking trail, grassy space
  • Sunny playground on rubber surface
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Greer City Park.

Lyman Park

| 81 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

This park is located Lyman Town Hall.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Trails

Legacy Park

| 336 Rocky Slope Road, Greenville, SC

Legacy Park water feature

Modeled after Central Park, this is the perfect park for picnics, kite-flying, walks and play of all kinds.

  • Large green space, pond, brook, paved trail, sand vollebyall, bench swings
  • Big kid playground in the sun and enclosed preschool playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Legacy Park.

Pleasant Ridge Park

| 4232 Highway 11, Marietta, SC

Home to Camp Spearhead, if you park in the first parking lot, you can walk a short trail to a waterfall. If you drive on to the next parking lot, you will come to a pond and sunny playground.

  • Picnic shelters, dirt biking, nature trails, pond
  • Sunny playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Pleasant Ridge Park.

The Pavilion

| 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC

Home to the Greenville County Parks & Rec office, you will find a fully-accessible, sunny playground beside a preschool playground and lots of swings at the entrance off Old Spartanburg. If you go in the Scottswood entrance, you’ll find an enclosed, sunny playground with swings, a sandbox, and a grassy space. With a dog park, tennis courts, paved trail, and even an ice rink and bounce house inside, you will find something for everyone to love.

  • Bounce house, ice rink, paved trail, dog park, tennis courts, grassy space
  • Fully accessible, enclosed preschool playgrounds in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

 

Barnet Park

| 248 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg, Barnet Park is an urban green space where local events are held. While it does not have a playground, it does have a splash pad during the summer months.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Trails

Staunton Bridge Community Center

| 165 Staunton Bridge Road, Greenville, SC

There is so much to do on this new playground with a large grassy space behind it.

  • Green space
  • Sunny, new playground
  • Restrooms (inside the community center)
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Staunton Bridge Community Center.

Croft State Park

| 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC

Croft State Park is over 7000 acres and offers everything from a playground to hiking and biking trails. As a state park, there is an admission fee: $3 for adults over the age of 15, $1.50 for seniors, $1 for kids ages 6-15, and free for children age 5 and under.

This park includes:

  • Bicycle Trail (Mountain)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Fishing
  • Grill
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Trails

Cancer Survivors Park

| 52 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC

Cancer Survivors Park in Greenville, SC.

This tranquil park has a large bridge that crosses the Reedy River, as well as bench swings and a green space.

  • Reedy River, bridge, paved trail, green space, bench swings
  • Sunny and shady areas (no playground)
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Cancer Survivors Park.

Northwest Park

| 8109 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC

Let your kids burn off energy at this sunny park off the beaten path.

  • Picnic shelter, baseball diamond, green space
  • Sunny playground for preschool and big kids
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Northwest Park.

Alder Park

| 298 Alder Drive, Simpsonville, SC

This neighborhood park is close to downtown Simpsonville and features a sunny playground and a basketball court.

  • Basketball, green space, picnic shelter
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Linville Hills Park

| 1211 Old Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC

This community park is located in Moore.

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Trails

Paris Mountain State Park

| 2401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

Child looking at the water at Lake Placid in Paris Mountain State Park.

Nature trails ranging from easy to strenuous, Lake Placid, a sunny playground, and a large green space await you at this state park!

  • Picnic shelters, walking trails, green space
  • Sunny playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Paris Mountain State Park.

Gib Gosnel Park

| 117 Landford Street, Campobello, SC

This small, tree-shaded park is located in Campobello.

This park includes:

  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Green Space
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground

Tyger River Park

| 179 Dillard Road, Duncan, SC

Once you have parked in one of the large parking lots, walk towards the tower in the center of the park and you will come across sunny playgrounds, a huge sand pit and even a wonderful splash pad.

  • Paved walking trail, picnic shelter, splash pad, baseball, frisbee golf, sand pit
  • Sunny playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lots

Arkwright Park

| 423 Sims Chapel Road, Spartanburg, SC

This park includes:

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Trails

Cleveland Park

| Cleveland Park Drive & East Washington, Greenville, SC

Playground at Cleveland Park

Bring your bikes for the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit Major Rudolph Anderson’s Memorial, walk the Fernwood Nature Trail, relax in the Rock Quarry Garden, and play sports at this large park in the city of Greenville. The tennis courts were just resurfaced and a new pickleball court was installed.

  • Swamp Rabbit Trail, Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail, Ramona Graham Fitness Trail, sports, memorials, picnic shelters, pickleball court
  • Covered big kid and preschool playgrounds, swings, and climbing structures in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

 

Stewart Park

| 500 Highland Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

Stewart Park is a large park that includes a splash pad during the summer months and is located close to the Beacon.

This park includes:

  • Multi-Purpose Field
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Trails

Railroad Mini Park

| 32 Becker Street, Greenville, SC

View of the playground at Railroad Mini Park in Greenville, South Carolina

Located right off of Stone Avenue in the city of Greenville, your children will love the new playground and scavenger hunt.

  • Basketball, grassy space, scavenger hunt
  • New playground in the sun
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

Read our review of Railroad Mini Park.

Lakeside Park

| 1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, SC

Set with some distance from the waterpark, your children will love the two playgrounds encircled by a walking trail and beside a picnic shelter.

  • 7th Inning Splash Waterpark, basketball, picnic shelter, baseball, paved trail
  • Sunny playgrounds for preschool and big kids
  • No restrooms (outside of the water park)
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of  Lakeside Park.

Duncan Park

| 81 W Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Duncan Park is both the site of a lake and a former minor league baseball stadium.

This park includes:

  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Trails