Mom Review: Lakeside Park in Piedmont, SC

Looking for a park to explore? South of Greenville, in Piedmont, SC you’ll find Lakeside Park. When you think of Lakeside Park, you may only think of it as the home of the 7th Inning Splash Park. But, there is so much more to do at Lakeside Park.  You’ll find playgrounds, swings, ball fields, and even mountain biking at Lakeside. It is a great place to go year-round.

Looking for information about more parks in Greenville? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parks in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties!

Places to Play at Lakeside Park

Behind the waterpark, you will find a small playground with several covered picnic areas.  While the playground isn’t new, it is in good shape.  The play area features climbing equipment and a set of swings.  The swing set has swings for children young and old.

Lakeside Park also has walking trails that are fun to explore. They take you off the beaten path. Your family will love taking walks in these shady areas. The walking trails total almost 6 miles, that includes mountain biking trails.

Covered canopy at Lakeside Park in Piedmont, South Carolina

Four baseball fields, a football field, and basketball courts can also be found in the park. The football field would be great for playing football, tag, or maybe flying kites. The basketball courts would be a great place to play a game of horse or practice making shots.

7th Inning Splash Park

The 7th Inning Splash Park features a splash pad, funnel slide, water slide, and lap pool. While it is smaller than Discovery Island, it does have areas for children of various ages to explore. For more information about this water park, check out our review of 7th Inning Splash Park.

The 7th Inning Waterpark funnel waterslide.

7th Inning Splash Park in Greenville, SC is a excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day! Find out why we love this waterpark.

Parking and Picnics at Lakeside Park

A picnic shelter and bathrooms are also right behind the water park. The shelter features a grill, fireplace, and 16 picnic tables. You can even reserve the large shelter.

The playground shares a small parking lot with the picnic shelter. When the water park is open, water park visitors may fill the spaces in this parking lot. Keep that in mind when visiting, and wear your sunscreen!

The circular area around the baseball field is filled with parking spaces. If the other parking areas are filled, you are sure to find parking in this circular area. Most of the parks 789 paved parking places are part of this circular area.

Lakeside Park Quick Review


  • Shady Walking Trails
  • Swings
  • Playground with Covered Picnic Areas


  • Smaller playground
  • Parking near playground can be crowded when the water park is open

Are you ready to explore Lakeside Park?

About the Author
JDaniel4's Mom is a former teacher who loves to explore Greenville with her preschool son J. Daniel, IV by learning, laughing, listening, and living. She writes about parenting, educational activities, and children's books on her blog. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or Twitter.

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