Our Favorite Park To Visit When Its Cold Outside

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Are you looking for a great new park in Greenville to visit? KAG reader Desiree and owner of the popular mom group Out and About Moms of Greenville is sharing today her favorite Greenville park, Northwest Park on Whitehorse Road. P.S. It has a perk that no other park in town shares with a nearby spot just up the road that your kids will love!

Growing up in Florida, when you wanted to find a park a crucial factor was finding one with shade. Now we live in South Carolina, where the climate isn’t always hot, so I’ve found myself searching for the perfect park in Greenville to enjoy during those cooler months.  Since half of the year it’s cool outside, I enjoy visiting a park that isn’t shaded so we can soak up all the heat the sun has to offer.

Greenville Park in winter

In the cooler months, when feeling the sunshine is so nice, I enjoy taking my kids to Northwest Park. Many people don’t seem to know about this park – it is usually uncrowded when we visit and the facilities are very clean. There are two play structures, one that is more toddler friendly and another that is more advanced for children over the age of eight, though my three year old loves to play on it. It also has several infant swings and regular swings with some musical drums and shakers.  In my opinion, the only downside of Northwest Park is that it’s not gated.

What is at Northwest Park?

  • playground
  • fields including multiple baseball fields and a football/soccer field
  • a large picnic shelter

Advanced Playground Northwest Park

Where is Northwest Park?

It is located at 8109 White Horse Rd., Greenville, SC 29617 – right behind the Greenville Tech Campus.  It can be a bit tricky to find this one too – you have to turn at the sign that says “Greenville campus” and follow the road.  After you pass the building you will spot the park and playground.  Beyond the park entrance, there is a road that you can take to the baseball and football fields if you need more room to roam. Another great place we love to visit is just up the road, Riverbend Equestrian Park.  You and your little ones can stop in and visit the horses!

Greenville unknown park (1)

 Where is Riverbend Equestrian Park?

Riverbend Equestrian Park is at 175 Riverbend Road in Greenville.

The equestrian park includes horseback riding, mountain biking, walking trails, and has a picnic shelter.

Check out some of our other favorite parks on Kidding Around Greenville including:

Meet Desiree, KAG Contributor

Desiree moved to Greenville 2 years ago from South Florida. Mom two toddlers Stephen (2 1/2) and Kylie (1 1/2) and wife to a mostly over the road truck driver. After transplanting to Greenville she decided to devote her free time to helping SAHMs with young children connect and get together by starting her Facebook group “Out and About Moms of Greenville”. Recently she has also partnered to help relaunch the Greenville chapter of the 501c3 nonprofit Upstatescmommies.com which is a part of TheMommiesNetwork, a national network that strives to help moms build friendships for free in a safe environment for them and their children. It is a safe site and screens each and every member for anyone with a sex offender status in their home.

About the Author
Elizabeth Faulkner, her husband and two young daughters moved to Greenville almost 8 years ago after spending over a decade in Charlotte and 3 years in the Dallas, Texas area. When first arriving in our area she spent four years working with the staff at Kidding Around Greenville. During that time, she was able to explore the area and build a wealth of local knowledge about all things family related! Prior to working at KAG she spent many years working in marketing at several large corporations, including Verizon Wireless and Strayer University. With her local knowledge, marketing skills and history of buying and selling homes in various states she decided to transition to a career in real estate. Elizabeth is now in her 3rd year working as a local real estate agent and is loving every minute of it! In her real estate career, Elizabeth enjoys meeting new people and helping them achieve their housing goals. She loves helping families moving into the area learn their way around the Upstate and find the right spot for them. She also enjoys helping folks who have been here for years sell their home and move on to their next home or phase of life! Elizabeth takes great pride in working hard and providing top-notch service to her clients. Her goal is to make the buying and selling process a smooth one for each and every client she serves! To contact Elizabeth, call 864.414.2434.

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