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Greenville City Parks

The Liberty Bridge in Falls ParkOne of Greenville's greatest attractions is its system of city parks. The goal of the City Parks and Recreation department is to ensure that Greenville's parks remain attractive and inviting for public use. The department oversees 39 city parks occupying more than 400 acres of land within the city. In managing Greenville's parks, our staff provides a variety of appealing programs and activities for our residents and visitors.

Learn more about City Parks with the interactive City Park Finder map.

Cleveland Park

122 acres - East Washington and Cleveland Park Drive

For many residents of Greenville, this is "The City Park." This large and diverse park was created in 1928 after the Cleveland family donated to the city 122 acres of land along the Reedy River near downtown.

The park features tennis and volleyball courts, a softball field, playground areas, a fitness trail, and both small-group and large-group picnic shelters. In addition, Cleveland Park is the site of the Rock Quarry Garden, the Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Greenville Zoo.

Croft Park

1.3 acres – Located at 116 Croft Street

This park located adjacent to Stone Academy has an amphitheater and a playground.

Croftstone Park

2.5 acres – Located at 118 Broughton Drive

This park features a playground and a basketball court.

Falls Park on the Reedy

South Main Street and Camperdown Way

This restored and refurbished park features scenic overlooks, nature trails, picnic areas, a pond with footbridge, excavated mill ruins, six landscaped garden areas, and of course the beautiful Reedy River with its impressive series of falls. The park has a self-guided walking tour with historic markers. The park includes a pedestrian suspension bridge over the falls and an extensive series of gardens. Visit Online

Gatlin Park

1.4 acres – Located at 2 Sylvan Drive

This neighborhood park offers park users a playground and a natural stream.

Gower Estates Park

21 acres - Located at 24 Evelyn Avenue

This park features lighted softball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters, a horseshoe pit, a 9-hole disc golf course, a one mile paved walking trail and an M60 Army tank.

Holmes Park

10 acres, Located at 111 Holmes Drive

Here you will find a lighted softball field, basketball court, playground, a 9-hole disc golf course and picnic shelter.

Kiwanis Park

3 acres, Located on the corner of Augusta Street and Blythe Drive

This park has a playground, a basketball court and an athletic field.

Legacy Park

20 acres, Located at 336 Rocky Slope Road, Greenville

Officially opened in 2008, Legacy Park was inspired by New York City’s Central Park, and captures the essence of a pastoral park in the midst of a busy city. The land used to develop the public park was originally owned by John D. Hollingsworth, a leader in the Greenville business community and textile industry. The 20-acre park features rolling greens, water features, colorful landscaping, children’s playgrounds and paved pathways ideal for walking, jogging and biking.

Linky Stone Park: The Children's Garden

1.7 acres, Located on Reedy View Drive

This green space along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville Children's Garden, an interactive multi-themed garden designed to enrich children's intelligence, creativity and well-being through exploration and discovery.

Ella Mae Logan Park

.8 acres, Located at the intersection of Howe Street and Francis Street.

This neighborhood park features a playground and a picnic shelter.

Mayberry Park

5 acres, Located at 70 Mayberry Street

The park features a picnic shelter and a lighted baseball field.

McPherson Park

12.5 acres, Located at 100 East Park Avenue

Here you will find the Senior Center and Log Cabin Gift Shop, lighted tennis courts, picnic shelter and bandstand/shelter, playground, and miniature golf.

McKoy Park

1 acre, Located at 19 Afton Avenue

This neighborhood park has a playground, picnic tables and a grill.

North Main Park

5.2 acres, Located at the intersection of North Main Street and Ashley Avenue

North Main Park has a lighted baseball field, basketball court, playground, and picnic area.

Newtown Park

2.4 acres, Located at 15 Cagle Street

Newtown Park has a picnic shelter, playground, and a basketball court.

Pinckney Fludd Park

.4 acre, Located at 400 Pinckney Street

This neighborhood park has a basketball court, picnic shelter, and a playground.

Railroad Mini Park

1 acre, Located at 32 Becker Street

The park has a basketball court and a playground.

Rockwood Park

1.6 acres, Located at 398 Meyers Drive

This neighborhood park has a playground and a basketball court. The pedestrian access is the drive between 1 Frontus Street and 400 Meyers Drive.

Skyland Park

0.9 acre, Located at 37 Skyland Drive

This small neighborhood park has a playground and a basketball court.

Timmons Park

26.6 acres, Located at 121 Oxford Street

Here you will find a lighted baseball field, lighted tennis courts, playground, picnic shelter, mountain bike trail, and 18-hole disc golf course.

Tindale Park

2.8 acres, Located at 37 Tindal Avenue

This park features a playground, basketball court and lighted tennis courts.

University Park

5.3 acres, Located at 101 Brookside Circle

This park, located in a natural setting along a small creek, has a playground.

Viola/Thompason Gardner Park

1.7 acres, Located at 218 Viola Street

This neighborhood park features a playground.

Wenwood Soccer Complex

49 acres, located at 1967 Ridge Road

Wenwood Soccer Complex is home of the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy. Here you will find six soccer fields, a playground, and a picnic shelter.

West Washington Park

1.1 acres, on West Washington Street, between Hudson and Mulberry

The park has basketball courts, a playground, and a picnic shelter.


Dana Souza
Parks, Recreation and Sustainability Director

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Parks and Recreation Administration is located at:

City Hall (6th Floor)
206 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Department Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parks and Grounds Maintenance is located at:

423 E. Park Avenue
Greenville, SC 29601

Athletics offices are located at:

Juanita Butler Community Center
2 Burns Street
Greenville, SC 29605


City Park Finder Map

Landscaping & Tree Protection


Cleveland Park Map

Falls Park Map

Springwood and Richland Cemetery Viewer

South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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