Southside Park Offers More Than Just a Water Park

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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.

Sport Areas

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.

Meet Deirdre
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 JDaniel4’s Mom. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.Deirdre, JDanielsMom
About the Author
Elizabeth Faulkner, her husband and two young daughters moved back to Greenville in 2013 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 5th 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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