Looking for a great outdoor space in Greenville, SC where you can explore nature with your family? Sometimes when you visit a park, you really want to enjoy more than a fun playground and tennis courts. We have a number of parks near Greenville that feature waterfalls, nature trails, and large landscaped grassy areas to explore. Get your children into the best playground of all – nature!
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.
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.
Read our review of Greer City 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.
Read our review of Falls Park.
Visit this historic site with your four-legged companion. Children will love exploring the old mill ruins and watching the Enoree River rush by.
Read our review of Pelham Mill Park.
Modeled after Central Park, this is the perfect park for picnics, kite-flying, walks and play of all kinds.
Read our review of Legacy Park.
This tranquil park has a large bridge that crosses the Reedy River, as well as bench swings and a green space.
Read our review of Cancer Survivors Park.
Escape to the mountains!
Read our review on Caesars Head State Park.
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.
Read our review of Conestee Park.
Stroll down the path to see horses, take a walk in the woods and even visit the barn animals at Greenville county’s only equestrian park.
Enjoy exploring and walking across the oldest bridge in South Carolina.
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.
Everyone can take an easy walk to Cedar Falls. There’s also a fun playground and even sand volleyball.
Read our review of Cedar Falls Park.
Nature trails ranging from easy to strenuous, Lake Placid, a sunny playground, and a large green space await you at this state park!
Read our review of Paris Mountain State Park.
This fantastical children’s garden set right outside Falls Park features a rainbow garden, paved trail, characters from children’s stories and more.
Read our review of Linky Stone Park.
A portion of The Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park will be closed until the end of July 2022. If participating in Park Hop, the clues are still accessible.
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.
See our review of Campbell’s Covered Bridge.
Brookside Forest has a small park set along the trickling stream and under the canopy of large trees.
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.
Read our review of Pleasant Ridge Park.
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.
Read our review of Furman University.