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