Have you been to McPherson Park? This popular downtown Greenville park has a beautiful mini-golf course, and it’s FREE! The time has come to rediscover McPherson Park. Pack the putters and balls and get going.
It’s time to slide out of spring and swing into summer at McPherson Park. Sitting in the center of downtown Greenville, this park has long been a family favorite.
Things to Do at McPherson Park
You’ll find basketball and tennis courts in addition to two play structures. Before I move on, let’s talk about the most important feature – the bathrooms! There’s nothing worse than being stuck out in public with your toddler (or twelve-year-old) when nature calls. No worries, McPherson has you covered. Literally. The facilities are nice, clean, and located on the left as you drive into the park. Nothing fancy, but a far cry from a porta-john.
Our boys love throwing rocks in the creek from the new concrete bridge. It’s not exactly Jones Gap, but they would have stayed in this spot for hours. Note to self: bring a book and a chair next time.
The playgrounds are small but safe for all ages. If a picnic lunch is on your agenda for the day, there are lots of shaded spots and even a gazebo-style shelter with multiple tables for extra hot or rainy days.
Maybe it’s been there the whole time but, during my most recent visit, I noticed a Free Little Library at the top of the hill next to the entrance. Don’t forget to bring your gently-used books to trade!
McPherson Park Mini-Golf Course
The biggest draw to McPherson Park is the FREE eighteen-hole putt-putt course. And we have to say, it is fabulous. Each hole varies in shape, size, and obstacles making it a very interesting course. The location beside the creek and the rock features in the course really give it a far-off mountain feel, right in the city.
Clubs and balls are not provided, so you will need to bring your own. If you don’t already have them, check out consignment and thrist stores as well as used sporting goods stores like Play it Again Sports. We’ve even seen little ones with plastic toy putters out there having a great time.
Quick Review of McPherson Park
- Fabulous Mini-golf course
- Great creekside location
- Smaller playgrounds
- No putters or golf balls available, bring your own!
120 E Park Ave, Greenville, SC 29601
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This article was originally written by Andrea Beam. It has been updated and portions were rewritten by the Kidding Around Team.