Tyger River Park Has a Free Splash Pad

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If you are starting to hear “I’m bored” this summer then have I got good news for you… right here in the Upstate there is a place where little ones can build a sand castle, swarm playgrounds, climb a tower, splash in a water fountain and so much more, Tyger River Park. ~Shawnee Collabella, KAG Contributor

Where adventure awaits and the days seem to never end, at least for the little ones, Tyger River Park located in Duncan, SC is that refuge. This 137 acre complex includes much more than just baseball and softball fields. The masterfully planned park offers four picnic shelters, as well as, conference rooms inside the club house to rent for special events. Just beyond the club house lies NINE acres dedicated solely to PLAY! If you are looking for a park in which your children can be entertained for hours without hearing the words “I’m bored” then Tyger River Park should be on your itinerary…

Photos by our amazing KAG photographer J. Wingreen Photography.

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So many cool things to explore at Tyger River


Feeling brave? Try climbing the 60 foot tower located in the middle of the play area. If you make it all the way to the top it offers an awesome vantage point of the entire complex… you may even be able to see a mountain or two! This feature is only open when park personnel are present.

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The beautifully landscaped grounds feature two state of the art playgrounds for little ones to explore. My personal favorite are the swings; you are never too old to swing! The equipment is very much age appropriate and is separated into two different age groups; ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12. Older children can run, climb, jump, crawl and pounce all over the Big Kid playground which is located to the right of the Tower. It offers more intricate and detailed equipment which is perfect for their growing minds to explore. The playground for the smaller children is more traditional and is located to the left of the tower just past the sand box.


That is right… a sand box! Bring along your buckets, shovels, trucks, etc. and let the kids have a blast digging, building and excavating in the sand. Do not worry about hands and feet getting sandy as it is easily dusted off. However, if you should find that the sand is sticking to your little one, perhaps due to a lollipop or another sticky treat, there is a water fountain adjacent to the sand box which has a spigot located lower to the ground for just this purpose.

Splash Pad

Time to cool off! After all the fun head over to the free splash pad which is located directly behind the tower. Feel free to bring your suits or splash in your clothes! This spacious water wonderland offers three splash zones, as well as, plenty of seating for parents! The Splash pad is open all summer from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Last chance to splash will be Labor Day weekend.

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Much Much More…

Of course I could not write about ALL of the awesome features this wonderful park has to offer; there is just so much to do at Tyger River Park. Spartanburg parks and recreation department are constantly expanding and improving the grounds and have big plans for an interactive learning area. With that said pack a lunch, snacks, drinks, and sunblock and come have an Adventure! Plan a trip with your family or be spontaneous and just drive out to explore what all the fun is about.

How do I find Tyger River Park?

Location: 179 State Rd S-42-224, Duncan, SC 29334
Website: www.tygerriverpark.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tygerriverpark


Have you been to Tyger River Park? What did you think?

Meet Shawnee Colabella
Shawnee is a former administrative professional who decided to focus on her children and education. She is lucky enough to be able to stay home with her two amazing little boys who are growing and learning all the time. She is pleased to be able to call Greenville home to her family since 2013 and absolutely loves this area! Shawnee is excited about getting out to meet new mommies and their little ones, and when not kidding around Greenville she can be found enjoying her new home with her family! In her spare time she runs Nursing in Public a Community on Facebook geared towards normalizing nursing in public and the acceptance of natural breastfeeding.


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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[…] Tyger River Park – The massive park in Duncan contains perhaps one of the most impressive play areas in the Upstate. The playground has many surprises including a small cave, a pretend river with stones, and a sandbox. During the summer a splash pad is also open. […]