department of parks and recreation
Greenville City Parks
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
Learn more about City Parks with the interactive City Park Finder map.
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.
1.3 acres – Located at 116 Croft Street
This park located adjacent to Stone Academy has an amphitheater and a playground.
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.
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.
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.
3 acres, Located on the corner of Augusta Street and Blythe Drive
This park has a playground, a basketball court and an athletic field.
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.
Visit The Children's Garden online
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.
5 acres, Located at 70 Mayberry Street
The park features a picnic shelter and a lighted baseball field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
0.9 acre, Located at 37 Skyland Drive
This small neighborhood park has a playground and a basketball court.
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.
2.8 acres, Located at 37 Tindal Avenue
This park features a playground, basketball court and lighted tennis courts.
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.