Looking for a playground in northern Greenville? Northside Park has a newer playground in addition to picnic facilities and basketball and tennis courts. We sent KAG Contributor Kristen Alcock to visit the playground at Northside Park and give our readers a review of the facilities.
Note: Northside Park is also home to Otter Creek Waterpark. Parents should know the waterpark is right across from the playground. If you don’t plan to visit the waterpark, you may want to prep children before arriving, or avoid this park on hot summer days.
The Playground at Northside Park
Recently, my family had a blast exploring the new playground at Northside Park, just across the parking lot from Otter Creek Waterpark.
The main play structure, which is geared toward 5 to 12-year-olds, includes seven slides, a rope bridge, and lots of climbing features—which my kids absolutely loved. There are also some unique freestanding features. My five-year-old particularly enjoyed the Gyro Pod spinner and the spinning rope climber.
Bring sunscreen and water when visiting this park. There is no shade over the playground, so the equipment can get very hot. But it’s perfect for cool or overcast days.
Ground covering is wood chips, and bathrooms are nearby at the end of the parking lot. Several picnic tables are scattered beneath the shady trees surrounding the playground.
Northside Park Amenities
There is a basketball court on one side, which was gated but unlocked when we were there. Northside Park also has tennis courts and ball fields, and a covered shelter for rent that includes a grill and several picnic tables.
Quick Review of Northside Park
- Newer playground structure
- Unique playground features
- Restrooms nearby
- Across from waterpark (might be a problem for parents when not planning to visit the waterpark)
101 West Darby Road
Greenville, SC 29609
Looking for more parks to visit? Don’t miss out Guide to Greenville’s Parks.
Have you played at Northside Park?