Contributor Deirdre reviews Southside Park in Simpsonville, SC. To read more park reviews see our Kidding Around Greenville Parks page.
Many of you may have headed to Southside Park in Simpsonville to visit Discovery Island Water Park, but there is so much more to do there. Let me share with you some of our favorite things about the park!
What else you’ll find at Southside Park
A playground for everyone
The playground area at Southside Park is huge! There a several different play zones set up for children of various ages.
There is an area just as you enter the playground for small children. My son used to love sit by the activity spinner and spin it around. It also has swings and climbing structure just the size for small children.
Just below the small children’s area is the riding and rocking area. The four person bouncer is so much fun to explore with your kids. The bouncy animals are fun to ride too.
The large child play area is filled with three large structures that feature slides, climbing spaces, and bridges. They are perfect for pretend play and burning off energy! There is so much to do that children will want to explore them for a while.
Southside Park has a number of sports areas to play on. Some were designed for specific games while others are more open ended.
There are a number of tennis courts that are in good shape. When they aren’t being used for tennis, I bet your kids will like tossing balls over the net.
Beside the tennis courts are basketball courts. While the baskets are all high, I think children will have fun trying to make baskets there.
No far from the basketball courts are two soccer fields with goals. They are tucked away from the other play areas right next to an eating pavilion. What a great place to play soccer or tag in a small space after having a picnic lunch.
Southside Park has several big open grassy areas. They are large enough for a number of people to play Frisbee, fly kites or play football.
Plan a trip to Southside Park
417 Baldwin Road
Simsponville, SC 29680
Visit their website here.
Don’t just think of Southside Park as the home of Discovery Island! Think of it as a fun place to play and explore.
Southside Park is one of the destinations on the 2017 Park Hop passport. To learn more about how you can earn prizes for visiting parks this summer read our Ultimate Guide to Park Hop.