Looking for a family-friendly way to beat the heat but still enjoy all that Greenville has to offer outdoors? Head out to Heritage Park in Simpsonville, SC, located right off 385 S! There you’ll find tons of room to explore, a shaded playground, a giant picnic shelter, and more. You’re sure to love it!
Discover Heritage Park
I was simply thrilled at the amount of shade there was at the playground my daughter and I discovered around 9:30 am Monday morning. It was our first time there so we had to navigate through the “campus” that is Heritage Park!
There is only one main road, so it’s not confusing, it’s just so large! We passed by big fields and walking/biking trails, many covered picnic shelters, the Charter Amphitheater, a miniature train station and then finally saw the playground right before the baseball fields.
See also our list of Playgrounds with Shade in Greenville
Safety is always at the top of my radar when I’m out alone with my 2-year-old daughter. I immediately felt at ease with all the people around and the two policemen on bikes that continuously rode the trails. We probably saw them ride by three times in the hour we were there.
About the playground
The playground we found was toddler friendly and low, but had some taller, more challenging parts. The entire playground is fenced in, along with a sidewalk that circles it for parents that want to get in some extra steps while watching kids play. There were also park benches and swings along the perimeter.
See also our list of Fenced-in Playgrounds in Greenville
We felt like we were really surrounded by nature with all the trees and bushes! My daughter spent half as much time exploring, watching squirrels and birds, as she did playing!
The train at Heritage Park
Heritage Park offers a mini replica steam engine available for rides through the park. The ride is about 6 minutes and the train runs Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm. The cost is $3 per person (cash or check only- no ATMs on site). Kids 2 and under ride free. But tickets at the train depot.
More amenities at Heritage Park
The park was very clean. There are plenty of trash cans around along with restrooms and a covered area right by the playground. Check out the Heritage Park website for all the events that are held at Heritage Park.
If you are looking for a place to beat the heat but still enjoy the great outdoors, I highly recommend you check out Heritage Park! It is one of the MANY outdoor spaces that Greenville, SC has to offer!
Plan a trip to Heritage Park
861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville
Visit the Heritage Park website.
What is your favorite thing to do at Heritage Park?
This article was originally written by Lauren Lochel. It has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.
Heritage Park is one of the parks in the 2023 Park Hop passport.
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