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Enjoy Plenty of Playtime in Greer

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy visiting Greer City Park. With its spectacular choreographed fountains, winding pathways, butterfly garden, large grassy meadow, free-form pond and tin roof gazebo, this 12-acre green space is a destination for leisure activities, regardless of your age.

The centerpiece of the city’s many recreational amenities, the park provides a quiet place to take a stroll, read a book or enjoy nature in the heart of downtown Greer. Park benches and swings are scattered along its paved walkways inviting visitors to sit a spell.

Along with modern playground equipment and a large picnic shelter, City Park features an amphitheater for community concerts. The park grounds also serve as the venue for a number of community events, including the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Eggtastic Easter Event, Food Truck Rollouts and Railfest, a celebration of the city’s railroad legacy.

For the sports-minded, there’s Century Park, featuring three baseball/softball diamonds and an 18-hole disc golf course that’s home to the popular Iron Man Tournament. Another of the park’s highlights is Kids Planet, with two huge playgrounds, one for preteens and the other for younger children or those with special needs. It was temporarily closed for renovations in 2019.

At Victor Park & Gym you’ll find a full-sized indoor court for basketball and volleyball. Tryon Recreation Center has six lighted tennis courts and three clay courts. Add to that a number of neighborhood parks scattered throughout the city offering additional recreational facilities and play areas for kids.

For a more passive park experience, visit Victor Memorial Veterans Park. It features a walking path, fountain and gazebo along with military displays, including a Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter and a self-propelled mortar carrier.

Greer also has two pristine lakes for fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The 376-acre Lake Cunningham features a boat ramp, playground equipment, picnic shelters and a fishing pier; Lake Robinson is 800 acres with a boat ramp, two fishing piers and two picnic shelters. Neither lake allows boats with outboard motors greater than 10 horsepower.

Golfers have two good choices. Willow Creek Golf Club features a Tom Jackson championship layout with gently rolling hills and a stream that flows through the fairway. Greer Golf & Country Club is known for its tight, tree-lined fairways, with lakes and streams coming into play on four holes.

The city also is home to Peach Bowl Lanes, featuring 12 bowling lanes, automatic scoring and bumpers for young bowlers.

Whether you’re into sports or just enjoy being outdoors, you’ll find some great places in Greer for recreation and relaxation.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.