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Preschool Playground

Need a park perfect for your younger child in Greenville? You know that feeling you get when your 2-year-old goes running full blast towards a sheer drop-off on a huge playground? It’s not a good one. You need a playground that’s safe for your preschooler, and we understand. Here’s a list of playgrounds perfect for childen 2-5 years old!

preschool parks and playgrounds

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.

Ella Mae Logan Park

| Howe Street, Greenville, SC

This little park is perfect for younger children! Enjoy the hunt for the states in the wall and a picnic at the shelter.

  • Picnic shelter, scavenger hunt
  • Sunny, preschool playground and swings
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

Henry Bacon McKoy Park

| 19 Afton Avenue, Greenville, SC

Step down the stairs, away from the street and into a new playground that almost feels like a secret.

  • Picnic tables and grill in the shade
  • New, sunny playground for 2-12, preschool swings
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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.

Heritage Park

| 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Heritage Park in 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.

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.

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)

Northside Park

| 101 West Darby Road, Greenville, SC

With an incredible water park to cool off in during the summer, and a big, sunny playground to warm up in during the winter, this is your year-round destination.

  • Otter Creek Waterpark, basketball, tennis, soccer, sand volleyball, picnic shelter
  • Sunny playground for preschool and big kids
  • No restrooms (outside of the water park)
  • 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.

Southside Park

| 417 Baldwin Road, Simpsonville, SC

Home to Discovery Island Water Park, don’t miss the big playground, basketball and tennis courts, and soccer fields.

Read our review of Southside Park.

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


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.

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


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.

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

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

Freetown Community Center

| 200 Alice Avenue, Greenville, SC

Your kids will love hanging, climbing and swinging at this big playground on the westside of Greenville.

  • Basketball, community center
  • Sunny, enclosed playground
  • No restrooms (unless community center is open)
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of the Freetown Community Center.