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Sunny Playgrounds Near Greenville, SC

Searching for a sunny playground where the kids can play on a cooler day? Greenville has many playgrounds with full sun that are perfect for cooler days. Winter, early spring, and late fall in Greenville can provide many days that are sunny enough to play outside but still a little cold. These local playgrounds are the perfect place to head on a colder day, though be fairly warned the opposite is also true, these play areas can get very hot in the summer.

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.

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.

Railroad Mini Park

| 32 Becker Street, Greenville, SC

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.

Pinckney-Fludd Park

| 400 Pinckney Street, Greenville, SC

Right around the corner from a trolley stop, enjoy a day at this historic, neighborhood park with a new playground.

  • Basketball
  • New playground in the sun
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

Read our review of Pinckney-Fludd 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.

Holmes Park

| 111 Holmes Drive, Greenville, SC

With a new playground in the sun plus a frisbee golf course in the woods, this neighborhood park is perfect for a cold or warm day. The tennis courts were just resurfaced and a new pickleball court was installed.

  • Frisbee golf course, walking trail, picnic shelter, basketball court, baseball diamond, new tennis courts, pickleball courts
  • New playground in the sun
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Holmes Park.

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.

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.

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.

Timmons Park

| 121 Oxford Street, Greenville, SC

This neighborhood park has a great frisbee golf course, a walking trail that goes over a creek, and lots of swings.

  • Frisbee golf, picnic shelter, creek, walking trail, tennis courts, baseball diamond
  • Sunny playground and swings
  • New restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Timmons Park.

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.

Sunset Park

| 211 Fowler Circle, Greenville, SC

Sunset Park is a fully-accessible park featuring an enclosed, accessible playground, another playground in the woods, and even a walking trail.

  • Basketball, baseball, soccer, picnic shelters, walking trail
  • Enclosed and fully-accessible playground in the sun, shady playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

 

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.

Mauldin City Park

| 203 Corn Road, Greenville, SC

Your kids will enjoy the sand under this playground in full sun.

  • Baseball diamond, basketball courts, soccer fields
  • Sunny playground on sand
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Mauldin City Park.

Westside Park

| 2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC

You will find a large playground with lots of swings at this playground beside the Westside Aquatic Complex.

  • Aquatic complex, green space
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Westside 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

 

College Street Park

| 321 West College Street, Simpsonville, SC

Enjoy the small-town charm of a neighborhood park complete with a playground, basketball court, and a manicured, grassy space.

  • Basketball court, grassy space
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of College Street 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.

PD Terry City Park

| 116 Cannon Avenue, Fountain Inn, SC

This park is just a few blocks away from downtown Fountain Inn.

  • Baseball, tennis
  • Sunny playground
  • Restrooms
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of PD Terry City 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.

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.

Skyland Park

| 37 Skyland Drive, Greenville, SC

Set in the Nicholtown neighborhood right off Laurens Road, have fun at the colorful, new playground and full basketball court.

  • Basketball court, grassy space
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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.

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

 

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

Juanita Butler Community Center

| 2 Burns Street, Greenville, SC

This park has a basketball court under cover with lights, swings, a new playground with a zip line and even a lending library. You can find restrooms inside the community center.

  • Covered and lit basketball court, lending library
  • New, sunny playground with zip line
  • Restrooms (inside community center)
  • Free parking lot

Read our review of Juanita Butler Community Center.

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.

 

West Greenville Community Center

| 8 Rochester Street, Greenville, SC

So many fun things to do at this sunny playground.

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

Read our review of West Greenville Community Center.

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

 

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

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

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.

Paris Mountain State Park

| 2401 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

Kiwanis Park

| Augusta Street & Blythe Drive, Greenville, SC

Shared by Blythe Academy, be sure to visit this large, sunny playground after school hours.

  • Basketball
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side parking

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

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

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

West Washington Park

| 850 West Washington Street, Greenville, SC

This small playground has a tire swing, picnic shelter and swings.

  • Picnic shelter, basketball
  • Sunny playground with swings
  • No restrooms
  • Parking lot

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

Brutontown Community Center

| 200 Leo Lewis Street, Greenville, SC

This enclosed playground has a cool climbing wall.

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

Sterling Community Center

| 113 Minus Street, Greenville, SC

What a fun playground at this community center!

  • Community Center
  • Sunny playground
  • No restrooms (unless community center is open)
  • 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

Welcome Park

| 5 York Drive, Greenville, SC

A sunny playground on sand sits beside a shady picnic shelter.

  • Picnic shelter
  • Enclosed, sunny playground
  • No restrooms
  • Street-side 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

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

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

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

Lake Cooley Park

| 100 Cooley Dock Road, Inman, SC

This park opened in 2019 and offers beautiful lake and mountain views from the playground area.

This park includes:

  • Boat Ramp
  • Community Center
  • Fishing
  • Grill
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms

Leroy Mathis Park

| 50 Bishop Street, Inman, SC

Newly renovated, Leroy Mathis Park is located in Inman.

This park includes:

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

Lyman Park

| 81 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

This park is located Lyman Town Hall.

This park includes:

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

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

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

Stewart Park

| 500 Highland Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

This large park 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

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park

This cute neighborhood park in Beaumont Mill Village is brand new.

This park includes:

  • Picnic tables (large and child sized)
  • Small musical instrument station
  • Playground
  • Street Parking

Play 60 Park at Rail Yard Community Park

This NFL training themed park is not your typical playground. If your kid likes a good ninja warrior course, you’ll want to check this one out.

This park includes:

  • obstacle course type playground
  • turf ground covering
  • covered picnic area
  • located in Rail Yard park, along the Rail Trail

Play on Main at Denny's

| 15 S Liberty St, Spartanburg, SC

Play on Main is the playground for Meeting Street School, located on Main Street in Downtown Spartanburg. It is open to the public when school is not in session during daylight hours. The park has a solid surface rubber ground throughout, with unique climbing structures including ropes, hanging platforms, chain bridge, and more.

This park includes:

  • Fenced playground with latched gate.
  • Rubber surface
  • Unique climbing structures
  • Swings, including parent/child swing for parents with babies and parents with special needs children
  • Musical instrument space

There are no restrooms at this park, but public restrooms are located across the street.

CC Woodsen Community Center and Playground

| 210 Bomar Ave, Spartanburg, SC

The CC Woodson Community Center has a playground and swimming pool. Swimming is available for $1-3 per person during open swim times. The playground, which is behind the center and accessed by the community center parking lot or along Sunny Street, features one large climbing structure along side obstacle course components to climb and jump.

This playground includes:

  • Sun! There is very little shade.
  • The playground has mulched ground cover
  • Large climbing structure
  • Parking lot or street parking
  • Swimming is available through the community center (Youth city resident: Free, Youth non resident: $1, Adult resident: $2, Adult non-resident: $3)

Unity Park

| 320 South Hudson Street, Grenville, SC

The huge Unity Park is now open and it is gorgeous. Families will love the wide-open spaces, playgrounds, shelters, paved trails, and of course, the splash pad.

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