An Online Guide to Spartanburg, SC
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Woodland Heights Recreation Center

Woodland Heights Recreation Center continues to offer classes including Spartan Spinners, Girl Scouts, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Kid’s Korner, Senior Aerobis, and more. Call 864-576-3700 for more information.

Open the website of Lawson’s Fork Creek

Lawson’s Fork Creek is now accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to Lawson’s Fork is now accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to the Cottonwood Trail, a distance of 4.5 river miles. A crew from V. Palmetto Builders has completed work on the “put-in” just below the dam, along U.S. Highway 221.

Southside Unity in the Community

Southside Unity in the Community is dedicated to promoting volunteerism within the Southside community. The program intends to make available in one central location resources, training, and opportunities that will encourage volunteerism.

Southside Unity in the Community strives to lead by example. Volunteerism is rarely taught in the Southside Community; it is our hope that this program managed entirely by volunteers will inspire volunteerism in present and future generations. Call  for more information.

Open the website of Music on Main

Since its inception ten years ago, BellSouth FastAccess Music on Main has been embraced by the Spartanburg community as a favorite after-work social gathering. What began as a plan to re-introduce the business community and the local residents to the downtown area is now a destination point where you can meet your friends and colleagues, hear great live music, enjoy food and beverages in an outdoor setting, and just have plain fun!

Spartanburg Youth Soccer Club

The Spartanburg Youth Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization striving for excellence on and off the soccer field. The day to day operations are overseen by a large volunteer group led by the Board of Director’s, along with a full-time Executive Director of Administration and Coaching. The Club offers a full range of opportunities including girls’ and boys’ recreational, developmental and select teams. SYSC provides a positive soccer experience for players in the Upstate.

Open the website of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden is a community supported urban garden located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Started by a man with a dream, the garden has grown to become a beautiful woodland preserve that provides a home for wildlife and a display for the nature’s beauty. The mission of Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve is to be a place for the public to come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. The Garden is home to over 10,000 trees, shrubs and flowers. Admission is free.

Open the website of Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation

Cleveland Park is located at 141 N. Cleveland Park Drive. Rides on Sparky and Sparkles, the historic miniature trains, are available for all ages April through October. Call for the current year’s schedule. Other amenities include an Event Center, picnic shelters, walking paths, a lake, and an amphitheater. Special events scheduled throughout the year include Spring Into Health and Safety, Take a Kid Fishing Day, Family Jubilee, Halloween in the Park, and Train Rides with Santa. The park is operated by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission. Call 864-562-4150 for more information.

  • Inman Recreation Center, located at 25 Oakland Ave. in Inman, is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and offers a selection of recreational classes including Shag, Line Dance, Aerobics, and Piano. Inman Recreation Center also offers the Silver Sneakers fitness class for senior adults, which is held on Monday and Wednesday mornings at Inman First Baptist Church, and hosts Square Dances at the center on the 2nd and 4th Friday nights of each month. A daily afterschool program and full-day summer camp are offered as part of our Youth Development initiative. The center is operated by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission. Call 864-472-5162 for more information.
  • Middle Tyger Recreation Center, 100 S. Danzler Rd. in Duncan, is open on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and offers a selection of recreational activities including Karate, Piano, Woodcarving, and Wheelchair Basketball. A daily afterschool program and full-day summer camp are offered as part of our Youth Development initiative. The center is operated by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information call 864-472-5162.
  • Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission is a full service recreation department offering recreation centers, parks, youth and adult athletic leagues, afterschool and summer camp programs, outdoor adventure programming, 50+ adult programs, and special events. Feature facilities include Cleveland Park on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg, the Old Canaan Road Soccer Complex, 295 and North Spartanburg Sports Complexes, BMX Track at North Spartanburg, Woodruff Leisure Center, and Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park in Boiling Springs which features multipurpose fields and the county’s first Disc Golf course. Major events include The Great Easter Egg Scramble, Spartanburg Soap Box Derby, Tame The Tyger River Race and Float, Family Campouts, and Take A Kid Fishing Day. Future facilities include a water park and major baseball/softball complex to be built at Westside Park, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities at our New Cut Road property, an equestrian and working farm facility at our Cherokee Springs property, and additions to Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park including baseball/softball fields, picnic shelters, and an indoor facility. For more information call 864-595-5356.
  • T.W. Edwards Recreation Center, 195 Coleman Circle in Pacolet, offers a selection of recreational activities including Karate, Basketball, T-Ball, Tennis, Shag, 50+ adult fitness and walking, Cheerleading and Tumbling, summer sports camps, and special events. A daily afterschool program and full-day summer camp are offered as part of our Youth Development initiative. The center also serves as a site for the Senior Centers of Spartanburg, providing activities and a hot meal weekday mornings for the senior adult population of the Pacolet area. Amenities at the center include a gymnasium, tennis courts, playground, and a softball field. The Center is operated by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information call 864-474-3053.
  • Woodruff Leisure Center is located at 550 Cavins Road in Woodruff. The Leisure Center offers a selection of recreational classes and activities including 50+ adult fitness and walking, Karate, Piano, Youth Basketball and Cheerleading, Smart Start Sports program for children 3-6 years, tennis lessons, summer sports camps, and special events for families and 50+ adults. A daily afterschool program and full-day summer camp are offered as part of our Youth Development initiative. Amenities at the center include a gymnasium, three meeting rooms, game room, and multi-purpose fields. The leisure center and McKinney Park in downtown Woodruff are operated by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information call 864-476-7967.
Carolina Scuba Club

Carolina Scuba Club meets at 6:30pm the third Tuesday of each month at Fatz Cafe, 1145 Woodruff Rd., Greenville. Call for more information.

Duncan Park

Duncan Park is located at 1000 Duncan Park Drive. Its baseball field is one of the oldest minor league fields in the nation, and the park has a wooded walking trail, open grass area, tennis courts, picnic area, and is also home to the VFW War Memorial.

Mudslingers

The Cherokee Mudslingers ATV Club is a member run club dedicated to safe, fun and ethical ATV riding. The club was formed in July of 1998 when landowners stopped OHVs from riding at the sandbar located in Gaffney, SC on the Broad River. The club headquarters are located in Gaffney, SC.

Trident Area Youth Soccer Association

Trident Area Youth Soccer Association is affiliated with South Carolina Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, United Soccer Federation, and Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Open the website of Barnet Park

Barnet Park  is a seven-acre upscale urban park located in the heart of the downtown district of Spartanburg. Exquisitely landscaped with many amenities, the park adds tremendous benefits to the City in both recreational value and sheer beauty. Spartanburg’s premiere outdoor concert and special event venue, plays hosts to dozens of events each year – from performances by national recording artists to family reunions and company picnics.

Chattooga River

Flowing freely through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the Chattooga River, THE premier whitewater destination in the southeast. The dynamics of this river and the surrounding area present the most complete package nature lovers of all experience and thrill-seeking levels.

Upstate Mountain Bikers Association

The mission of the UMBA is to provide an organization to work with local land managers to build and maintain a network of trails to improve the mountain biking experience of its membership. Maps, trail status reports, and event calendars are available on the website.

Open the website of Hollywild Animal Park

Hollywild Animal Park is located near Inman in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, one of the most scenic and culturally diverse areas of South Carolina’s Upcountry. Nestled on over 100 acres, Hollywild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing an interactive and enlightening experience for our visitors as we continually improve the lives of our animals in an enriching and respectful environment.

Open the website of Cowpens National Battlefield

Cowpens National Battlefield, in Cowpens, SC, commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. The battle at the “Cow Pens,” one of only a few successful double envelopments in history, is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution.

Mountaineering & Whitewater Club

The purpose of the Mountaineering Whitewater Club is to make a wide range of outdoor activities available to the students of USC. We participate in canoeing, rock climbing (both in the gym and outside), backpacking, kayaking, ice climbing and of course mountaineering and white water rafting.

Open the website of Carolina Panthers Training Camp

The Carolina Panthers train every summer at Wofford College, and host a variety of camps, competitions, and programs. Football fans are welcome to watch practices; it is strongly suggested that fans bring blankets, towels, folding chairs, or golf-type stools to make the hillside a more comfortable spot, and also sunscreen and hats.