What’s Not to Love About The Pavilion?

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Where in Greenville can you make a snowman, bounce with a giraffe and possibly see a Penguin? If you couldn’t answer “The Pavilion Recreation Complex” then let me fill you in on one of the Greenville area’s greatest spots to play! With ice skating rinks, a bounce house, athletic fields, and more, there are plenty of activities for every age. We’ve compiled all the details you need to know for a visit to Greenville County’s Pavilion Recreation Complex.

Photos are by J. Wingreen Photography.

Things to Do at Pavilion Recreation Complex

Ice Skating Rinks

Greenville County’s Pavilion Recreation Complex is well-known for its ice skating rinks. Adults and kids can take classes or visit on your own during public skate times. The Pavilion offers both group and private lessons.

Fun Fact: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Greenville’s professional ice hockey team, practice at the Pavilion’s ice rink. But lucky for you, you don’t have to be a professional hockey player to enjoy the sport. The Pavilion offers Stick Times (open practice sessions for all ages and skill levels), adult pick-up games  for those over 18 years old, and free ice hockey clinics hosted by the USA Hockey. There’s even an adult ice hockey league, junior ice hockey league, and a youth league. Visit The Pavilion’s website for details on all of these options and programs.

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Bounce House

If you’re like me, you love a good chance to let your young children get some energy out. The Pavilion has an indoor bounce house that’s perfect for this. Featuring 7000 square feet of bounce houses, the Pavilion’s indoor bounce house facility is perfect for this. There’s a Toddler Combo Bounce House, an Obstacle Island, 50’ Obstacle Course, Sports Combo, Joust Arena, and Giant Double Slide. The Bounce House is for ages 12 and under. Socks are required and no outside food or beverages are allowed. 

Looking to rent a bounce house for your own party? Be sure to check out our guide to renting bounce houses in the Greenville area.

Pavilion bounce house

Boundless Playground

Let’s start with the Boundless Playground where children of all ages and abilities can run, roll, and play. This park was designed to make play opportunities for children who may have disabilities available. It is equipped with ramps and easy access with swings made for children who use wheelchairs. Plus, right next to the Boundless Playground there’s a toddler playground that’s the perfect size for babies and young toddlers!

If you want even more ideas of some of the best parks and playgrounds in Greenville, scroll through our Park Guide.

Handicap Accessible Playground at the Pavilion
The Pavilion Boundless Playground

Other Amenities and Activities at The Pavilion

If you head one way from the playgrounds you will find a dog park where your furry friend can play too! Then as you make your way past the tennis courts, you will find the soccer fields. And, finally, next to the soccer fields is yet another playground with more swings.

Tucked just beyond the playground is the community garden at The Pavilion. Greenville County Recreation recognizes that not only is it important to get outside, exercise, and learn where our food comes from, it’s just as essential to learn to garden yourself. And sometimes, gardening at your own house isn’t possible. You can join the Garden Membership and for $50 for the year, you receive: 

  • a garden bed large enough to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits
  • Rich soil filling your bed with a mix of compost and topsoil
  • Access to community water, hoses, and nozzles
  • Free attendance to sustainable gardening classes
  • And more

If you’re looking for a sport to play, they offer the following youth sports: ice hockey, ice skating, and tennis.

Food Options Near The Pavilion

While the Pavilion has concessions and outdoor picnic areas, if you’re looking for something more substantial, or if you’re visiting during hours where the concessions are closed, there are plenty of options nearby.

The Taylors Mill is less than 10 minutes away and has a few recommended restaurants.

Downtown Greenville is less than 15 minutes from The Pavilion, and there are more than enough restaurant options for you and your family to choose from. So you’re not overwhelmed, we have a guide to help you navigate your downtown Greenville restaurant options.

Greer is also less than 15 minutes away from the Pavilion with plenty of restaurant options. See our guide to eating in Greer, SC.

More Details About The Pavilion

400 Scottswood Road
Taylors, SC 29687

Restrooms, Food, and Parking Information:

  • There are restrooms on-site as well as food concessions. 
  • Parking is free.

Pavilion Recreation Complex Bounce House & Skate prices:

  • Bounce House Hours: 
    • Sunday-Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
    • Friday-Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
  • Bounce House Prices:
    • Parents – Free
    • Children 12 & under – $9.50 ($16.75 if combined with skating)
    • All prices are valid for 30 days from date of purchase and include skate rental. Socks must be worn in the Bounce House.

Pavilion Recreation Complex Public Skating Hours & Prices:

  • Skating Prices:
    • Ages 12 and under – $11.75
    • Ages 13 and above – $13.75
    • Seniors 55 and above – $11.75
    • All prices are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase and include skate rental

All Access Pass

Want to get your all-access pass? Consider buying the Rec ‘N Crew Pass. With this pass, you will receive unlimited admission to the Pavilion Recreation Complex Ice Skating and The Bounce House, Discovery Island Waterpark, Otter Creek Waterpark, and 7th Inning Splash Waterpark. The pass is good for 12 months after the date of purchase. The price is $155 per pass.

What’s your favorite thing to do at The Pavilion?

About the Author
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.

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