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Paved Path

Its no secret that we have a lot of great outdoor activities, including parks, in the Greenville area. But if you’re pushing a stroller you may be specifically hunting for a great park with a great path for walking with your little one! Your bigger ones may want a paved path where they can roller skate or practice riding their bikes. Here is our list of parks with short and long paved trails.

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.

University Park

| 101 Brookside Circle, Greenville, SC

University Park

Set in a quiet, mature neighborhood right inside the City of Greenville, children will love the new playground, swingset and sidewalk for their wheels.

  • Swings, sidewalk
  • New playground in partial shade, swings in the shade
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

Read our review of University 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 Dowtown 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.

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.

Gower Estates

| 24 Evelyn Avenue, Greenville, SC

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.

Butler Springs

| 301 Butler Springs Road, Greenville, SC

With a fully-enclosed preschool playground in the shade and a big playground in the sun for the bigger kids, your children will love coming to this park. Bring your wheels and tennis rackets!

  • Paved trail for wheels, picnic shelter, tennis courts, baseball diamonds
  • Big kid playground in the sun and enclosed, preschool playground in the shade
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Butler Springs.

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.

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.

Herdklotz Park

| 126 Beverly Road, Greenville, SC

Located at the site of the former Hopewell Hospital, built in 1930, Herdklotz has a large paved walking trail that weaves around sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, and two amazing playgrounds.

  • Paved walking trail, soccer fields, picnic shelter, sand volleyball, historic site
  • Big kid playground and enclosed, preschool playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Herdklotz Park.

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.

McPherson Park

| 100 E. Park Avenue, Greenville, SC

The city just built three new bridges, a new playground, and a new mini-golf course at the oldest park in Greenville!

  • Bridges, creek, paved walking trail, mini-golf
  • New playground in the woods, older playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of McPherson Park.

Heritage Park

| 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Perfect for a hot day, head to this park for an enclosed playground, bench swings, a paved walking trail or even a train ride.

  • Train, paved walking trail
  • Shady, enclosed playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Heritage Park.

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.

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.

Simpsonville City Park

| 198 Park Drive, Simpsonville, SC

With an enclosed playground for everyone, frisbee golf, fitness trail and even a dog park, you’ll want to get to this park soon.

  • Zip line, dog park, frisbee golf course, bench swings, paved trail
  • Accessible, enclosed playground in the sun
  • ADA inclusive equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

 

Falls Park

| 601 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park

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.

Cleveland Park

| Cleveland Park Drive & East Washington, Greenville, SC

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

 

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.

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

 

Century Park

| 3605 Brushy Creek Road, Greer, SC

Playground at Kids Planet, Century Park in Greer, SC

The newly-renovated Century Park features the fairytale-themed Benson Automotive Kids Planet. Kids Planet is located in the shade and sun and includes:

  • Two fence-enclosed age-appropriate play areas
  • Misting play area
  • Musical activity space
  • Ziplines
  • Hillside slides
  • A ground-level trampoline
  • Special needs child/parent swing
  • Sno Hut Shaved Ice concession stand

Century Park also offers:

  • Paved walking trail, picnic shelters, baseball diamonds, frisbee golf
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Lincoln Park

| 72 Harnitha Lane, Taylors, SC

Take a walk or run while your child plays basketball or plays at the playground at this quiet park.

  • Picnic shelter, paved trail, basketball, baseball diamond
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

David Jackson Park

| 25 Fowler Road, Taylors, SC

This park has a great paved walking trail going around 5 baseball diamonds and a big, sunny playground.

  • Baseball diamonds, picnic shelter, paved walking trail
  • Sunny big kid and preschool playground with swings
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of David Jackson Park.

Victor Park

| 108 S. Line Street, Greer, SC

Right off the main streets of Greer and across from Pelican’s SnoBalls, this park includes Victor Field, a sunny playground, and a walking trail. You can also find a basketball court across the parking lot and even a lending library.

  • Victor Field, basketball court, paved trail, lending library
  • Sunny playground
  • No Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

 

Gary Pittman Memorial Park

| 420 Blacks Drive, Greenville, SC

This shady playground with lots of swings is surrounded by soccer fields and a paved walking trail.

  • Soccer fields, paved trail
  • Shady playground, swings
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Croft Park

| 116 Croft Street, Greenville, SC

Not to be confused with Croft State Park, this park sits beside Stone Academy and features a sunny playground, swings and paved walking trail.

  • Paved trail
  • Sunny playground, swings
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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.

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

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

Linky Stone Park

| Reedy View Drive, Greenville, SC

This fantastical children’s garden set right outside Falls Park features a rainbow garden, paved trail, characters from children’s stories and more.

  • Paved trail, garden, educational features
  • No playground
  • No restrooms
  • River Street Parking Garage

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.

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

Georgia Street Park

| 104 Georgia Street, Fountain Inn, SC

Fully enclosed, this park features a paved loop with traffic signs and parking spots. It also has basketball, swings and a sand pit.

  • Paved trail, sand pit, basketball
  • Just swings
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Piney Mountain Park

| 501 Worley Road, Greenville, SC

Close to Cherrydale, this park has a nice walking trail and a sunny, enclosed playground on the sand.

  • Paved trail, baseball diamond, basketball court, picnic shelter
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Viola/Thompson Gardner Park

| 218 Viola Street, Greenville, SC

While this park doesn’t have a picnic shelter, it has several picnic tables and a grill on a sunny, flat green space beside the playground. A sidewalk winds from the playground to the street.

  • Picnic tables, sidewalk
  • Sunny playground & swings
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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.

Loretta C. Wood Park

| 10200 Augusta Road, Pelzer, SC

A paved walking trail winds through two baseball diamonds, a picnic shelter with restrooms and enclosed, sunny playgrounds.

  • Picnic shelter, baseball diamonds
  • Sunny, enclosed playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Large parking lot

Mount Pleasant Community Center

| 710 South Fairfield Road, Greenville, SC

This community center has a paved path, picnic shelter and playground.

  • Picnic shelter, paved path
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms (unless community center is open)
  • Parking lot

Center for the Arts Park

| 804 Trade Street, Greer, SC

This park located beside Greer’s Center for the Arts has a fabulous unique playground.

This park includes:

  • amphitheater
  • fenced playground
  • sidewalks
  • picnic tables covered by a pergola for shade
  • parking spots in lots and along the street

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

Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park

| 591 McMillin Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

This park has it all from tennis courts and frisbee golf to enclosed playgrounds and a paved trail!

  • Tennis, sand volleyball, frisbee golf, paved trail
  • Enclosed, sunny playgrounds, swings
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

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

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

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

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

North Spartanburg Park

| 1160 Old Furnace Road, Boiling Springs, SC

Home to a fully accessible playground, this park is located in Boiling Springs.

This park includes:

  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Trails

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

Cleveland Park in Spartanburg

| 141 N. Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Just off of Ashville Highway and right inside the city limits of Spartanburg is Cleveland Park, a large, beautiful old park with a great playground.

This park includes:

  • playground
  • restrooms
  • paved paths
  • water features
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