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Department of Parks & Recreation

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The Parks & Recreation Department offers a comprehensive system of parks, greenways, public facilities and recreational choices that help enhance the quality of life of its residents and visitors. Whether it’s enjoying a leisurely bike ride on the city's expansive trail system, taking a picnic lunch to one of the City's popular parks or spending the day with the family at the Greenville Zoo, the Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide variety of year-round recreational choices to help you enjoy the beauty of Greenville's outdoors.

Its Recreation division schedules and coordinates year-round athletic and youth programs, operates five community centers that offer general leisure activities and special summer programs.

Falls Park Named Finalist for 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Bruner Foundation Inc., sponsor of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), has announced Falls Park on the Reedy as one of five finalists for its 2015 award. Falls Park was selected from 55 entries from across the continental United States by a nationwide committee of urban experts. Next month, Bruner Foundation staff will begin site visits to each finalist in preparation for the committee’s selection of the medal winners in June.
Bruner Award News Release

Main Street Tree Project

The Parks and Recreation Department will continue its ongoing tree restoration and replacement program along Main Street between Court Street and West North Street. This year marks the ninth year of the program, and the scope of work is derived from the annual assessment by consulting Urban Arborist James Urban. The goal of the program is to sustain the aesthetic appeal of Greenville's Main Street.

This year's scope of work includes corrective pruning of selected trees, tree restoration work including mitigation of girdling roots, improved growing conditions and removal and replacement of declining maples. While closure of some sections of sidewalk and some parking areas may be necessary, access to downtown businesses will remain open and every effort will be made to minimize impact on businesses and customers. Schneider Tree Care is the City's contractor, and work is scheduled to begin on Feb. 2. Questions may be directed to Dale Westermeier, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation at 864-467-4462.
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Find A Recreational Program Online

The Parks and Recreation Department has a convenient online portal to help you find and register for city recreational programs. From sports to sewing, from camps to child care - the city has options to fit your schedule and price range. Visit the recreation program portal today at!


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


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