city of greenville sc
Department of Parks & Recreation
The Parks & Recreation Department offers a comprehensive system of
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
Its Recreation division schedules and coordinates year-round
athletic and youth programs, operates five
community centers that offer general leisure activities and special summer
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.
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