611 West Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greer, SC 29650
Phone: (864) 848-4995
Fax: (864) 469-7776
Cleveland Park was opened to the public in 1928 by the Cleveland family. The entire area covers 122 acres (49.37 hectares) of land near downtown Greenville and along the the Reedy River. Picnic shelters, fitness trail, volleyball and tennis courts, softball field, and playgrounds are all scattered throughout the park. Specific attractions in the park include the Greenville Zoo, Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Enjoy the thrill of driving one of the best cars in the world at the BMW Performance Center. Car lovers are sure to be delighted here as you can build your own BMW vehicle and test drive it as well as add accessories and jazz up your own BMW ride. Enjoy taking laps in their ski pads and customize your car to make it your own person mean machine. Also avail of the driving courses here with the help of their excellent simulators.
Adjacent to Furman University, the 1540-acre (623-hectare) Paris Mountain State Park was built during the Great Depression in the 1930s and provides great mountain biking and hiking for families and lovers of the great outdoors. The Park Center is located in a renovated bathhouse and contains a the park map as well as exhibits and classes on the surrounding flora and fauna. Filled with lakes that are perfect for a refreshing swim or a day of fishing, summer is the best time to visit. The park closes three hours earlier during the winter.
There is only one golf course in the world that has each hole conceived by a different designer. It is Crosswinds Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina, and the reason you have never heard of it is because it is an 18-hole, par-3 course. What otherwise might have been just another fun-to-play ,but quickly forgettable par-3 layout is instead both fun-to-play and rather memorable.
If you're looking for a good place to take children in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, look no further. Occupying 14 acres (5.7 hectares), the Greenville Zoo houses hundreds of different species of animals from around the globe. Some noteworthy exhibits include the lions, elephants, giraffes, primates and tortoises. Also on the premises are picnic areas, play areas, a concession stand and gift shop. The zoo is open seven days a week from 10a to 4:30p. The cost of admission is USD7.75 for adults and USD4.5 for children. Group discounts are available, and kids under three years of age are always admitted free of charge.
Designed by renowned architect Tom Jackson, this championship 18 hole, par 72 golf course features plush bent grass and includes a driving range, putting greens, a full service clubhouse, and a fully equipped pro shop.
The Spartanburg Swim Center is run by the Spartanburg Department of Parks and Recreation. Open to the public, the Swim Center's facilities can be used for recreational, instructional, or rental activities. The diving board to the junior Olympic-sized pool is open to use during recreational swim times. A gym room is also on the premises, but is only to be used by those with memberships.
The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a non-motorized trail that crosses the city of Greenville. Named after the indigenous animal of the regional wetlands, this multipurpose system was a former rail bed and is located peripheral to the scenic Reedy River. It stretches south to north along 18.7 miles (30.1 kilometers) and is a popular route for hiking, jogging, cycling and other recreational activities.
The perfect setting for a romantic outing or a picturesque day with family, Falls Park on the Reedy guarantees a great time. Feel free to roam through the gardens, or to stop and take in the sights of Reedy River Falls from Liberty Bridge. The park has no entrance fee and is open every day of the week from 7a to 9p. Call or see the website for more information!
The only municipally owned equestrian facility, this center is situated on 66 beautiful country acres and plays hosts to numerous rodeos, draft horse events, dog shows, and other special events throughout the year. A petting zoo complete with barnyard animals and a picnic area are also on site.
Lake Conestee Nature Park is an enchanting green space, just a few miles from downtown Greenville. Encompassing 400 acres (160 hectares) of land, the park is a major facility for recreational purposes. There is an array of bird, reptile and mammal species that dominate the park. Over 170 species of birds, alone are reported to be in the park. The park is beautiful natural habitat and a calm place away from the buzz. It is a perfect spot for picnics or exploration of the wild. The park conducts various programs and events to entertain and enlighten the visitors about the nature. The cool and serene atmosphere of the park is sure to relax your tired nerves after a long. week.
The Northwest Recreation Center is run by the city of Spartanburg's Parks and Recreation department. Whether these events and year-round programs are indoors, outdoors, something educational, recreational or otherwise, the center is an asset to everyone, young and old, for the betterment of their community. The recreation center itself features a basketball-court gym, two multi-purpose rooms, assembly and meeting area, computer lab, and weight room. Some of the programs include a summer day camp, dog obedience, computer classes, and reading programs.