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.

Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Palmetto Cycling Coalition is dedicated to making South Carolina cycling friendly for everyone by providing access for cyclists on South Carolina roads and trails, improving safety for all South Carolina cyclists, and educating all South Carolinians about the value and importance of cycling for healthy lifestyles and communities.

Spartanburg Youth Soccer by Carolina FC

Our Competitive recreational soccer program for U6 and U8-U12 is designed for players of all levels who are passionate about the game and eager to improve. We provide a fun and supportive environment where players can develop their skills, learn new techniques, and participate in competitive games and tournaments.

Happy Hollow Park

Happy Hollow Park is a children’s playground located on Glendalyn Avenue in the historic Converse Heights neighborhood.

Lawson’s Fork Creek

Lawson’s Fork Creek is 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.

Spartanburg Ski and Outing Club

Spartanburg Ski and Outing Club is a group of people with many and diversified interests. The original primary focus of the club was skiing , but members now enjoy additional group activities such as a night out bowling, hiking, attending theatrical productions, rafting/kayaking trips, dining out once a month at local restaurants, super bowl parties, and an annual “pig roast”.

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.

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.


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.

Music on Main

Since its inception more than ten years ago, 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! Free concert are held Thursday evenings April through July from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Morgan Square.

Partners for Active Living

Partners for Active Living is a community-based initiative in Spartanburg, SC. Targeting an increase in physical activity and improved health of Spartanburg residents, Partners for Active Living advocates and pursues the creation of activity friendly environments (a community where walking and bicycling are a normal part of daily life) and promotes active lifestyles.

Walnut Grove Plantation

Walnut Grove Plantation is on land granted in 1763 by King George III to Charles Moore when the area was known as the backcountry. The documented collection of antique furnishings and accessories vividly portrays living conditions in Spartanburg County prior to 1805.

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.

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.

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.

Carolina Football Club

Carolina FC (CFC) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization which offers soccer instruction and competition for boys and girls, ages 5 –18. Established in 1981, the soccer club has grown and evolved as soccer has increased in popularity in the U.S. and South Carolina. CFC is affiliated with United States Youth Soccer through the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association.

Adventure Carolinas

Adventure Carolinas works to promote the growth and development of adventure sports in the Carolinas. The website is a hub for all adventurers to share information, tales of adventure, photos, training plans and events.

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.

Spartanburg Area Tennis Association

Spartanburg Area Tennis Association is an organization that runs the men’s USTA tennis leagues in the Spartanburg Area. SATA offers Adult (ages 19 and up) and Senior leagues (ages 50 and up).

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.


The Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club is a year round competitive swim team located in South Carolina’s upstate. YSSC is a program of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg and competes in both USA Swimming and YMCA sanctioned meets.

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.

Spartan Spinners Square Dance Club

We are a Modern Western Square Dance club dancing Mainstream and announced Plus levels on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 7:30-9:30 with early rounds at 7:00 on the 1st Saturday of the month at Holy Communion Lutheran Church’s Gillespie Center Hall (located at 1430 John B. White Blvd (Route 296)). Visit the group’s Facebook page for up-to-date information on upcoming events!