University Park is a Quiet Neighborhood Park with a New Playground

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How wonderful is it to spend a sunny day at the park with your children! Are you looking for a new spot to enjoy a warm day? Kidding Around contributor, Deborah, recently visited University Park, a new playground in an established neighborhood. What do you need to know before you go?

Brookside Circle takes you away from the stop-and-go traffic of Wade Hampton, and into the quiet oasis of an established neighborhood. As you wind your way down into the neighborhood, you will come to a long green space which used to be a bird sanctuary. With mature trees and a little creek, this is a happy place for your children to run and interact with nature. Welcome to University Park.

New Playground at University Park

The new playground has been pulled out of the woods and into a big clearing at the entrance to the park. But, the city of Greenville left the mature trees around it, so it has partial shade! This means the playground is great in the winter when you want full sun and even bearable in the dog-days of August.

The creative monkey bars and balance beams will lead you to the slide. Near the base of the slide, don’t miss the shapes scavenger hunt. The merry-go-round is fun for just one child or two or three.  

Additional Amenities

Want to swing? Walk into the woods to find the swings left-over from the old playground. Want to use wheels? The city has put in a new sidewalk along the park  and Brookside Circle. 

Bring a picnic blanket to relax under the cover of the trees and listen to the creek.  There are no restrooms, benches or water fountains at this point. Plan accordingly. You can park along Brookside Circle or on Beverly Lane. 

University Park Quick Facts

  • Playground: Monkey bars, balance beams, slides, scavenger hunt, and merry-go-round
  • Swings
  • Partial shade
  • Creek
  • Bikes & Scooters: Sidewalk along the park and Brookside circle
  • No restrooms, benches or water fountains
  • Parking is roadside

University Park
101 Brookside Circle 
Greenville, SC 29601

What would your children like the most at this revitalized park?

About the Author
Deborah Pope is a music teacher who loves to have adventures with her husband and three boys. They love hiking, biking, going to playgrounds, and walking in gardens. They make fun wherever they go!

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