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Play Indoors or Outdoors in Mauldin

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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It’s not every small town—or even mid-size city—that can boast a state-of-the-art fitness facility like the Mauldin Sports Center

At 6,500 square feet, this modern and architecturally appealing complex features an expansive open fitness area with a wide array of training equipment, a gymnasium, an indoor walking track, a group exercise room and a rock climbing tower.

Since it opened in 2007, the Mauldin Sports Center has become the centerpiece of the city’s recreational offerings. But with four parks and miles of trails, there are plenty of places to exercise outdoors, too.

The parks feature baseball/softball diamonds, batting cages, soccer and football fields, basketball courts, walking paths, playgrounds, picnic shelters and green space to throw down a blanket or toss around a Frisbee.

Sunset Park has several special offerings, including playground equipment for handicapped children and a baseball field for athletes with physical and developmental challenges. It’s also home to the annual Community Easter Egg Drop. At this wildly popular event, thousands of eggs stuffed with goodies are dropped from a helicopter for children to collect.

Along with its own greenways and bike trails, Mauldin is also close to accessways to Greenville’s 22-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail. In the coming years, the multi-use pathway will be extended into Mauldin, connecting it to the planned Mauldin City Center and BridgeWay Station.

Another popular Greenville amenity convenient to Mauldin is the 400-acre Lake Conestee Nature Park. Located along three miles of the Reedy River, it offers 12 miles of walking and biking trails through beautiful natural habitat, a playground and a dog park.

Those preferring to burn calories in air-conditioned comfort will want to head to the Mauldin Sports Center. With a day pass, visitors can use the treadmill, elliptical and cross-training machines, recumbent bikes, rowing machines, weight machines, plate-loaded machines, free weights and specialized speed training equipment.

The beautiful two-story facility also features a 32-foot climbing tower with six climbing routes, a .10 mile walking/running track and a group exercise room used for a wide variety of classes, from yoga and tai chi to combat kickboxing and line dancing.

On your visit to Mauldin, you’ll have no trouble getting in a workout or enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the great outdoors.

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.