Pack up your kayak, lace up your hiking boots, grab your fishing rod, and adjust your bike seat because we’ve got miles and miles of blueways and greenways just begging to be explored.
Whether you’re coming for a sports tournament, one of our signature events, or just to catch a breath of fresh air, we think you’ll find that Spartanburg is brimming opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Spartanburgs premier outdoor concert and special events venue, the seven-acre Barnet Park plays host to dozens of events each year, from performances by national recording artists to family reunions and company picnics.
The Bike Town initiative is a community-wide collaboration dedicated to making the Spartanburg community the bicycling hub of the Southeast and to improving Spartanburgs national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
We offer English and Western lessons in a laidback atmosphere that promotes learning. We teach all ages and experience levels and all of our instructors are CHA certified. We also offer training lessons, boarding, and leasing for some of our more advanced students.
Carolina FC: Excellence in Soccer :
CFC is a charitable organization which offers soccer instruction and competition for boys and girls, ages 5 –18. Established in 1981, the soccer club has grown and evolved as soccer has increased in popularity in the U.S. and South Carolina.
Cleveland Park is Spartanburgs most visible public park and is located in the historic center of Spartanburg, adjacent to the Northside Redevelopment project. Used for community meetings, special events, and weddings.
Currently a 115 acre urban preserve and trail system. Located minutes from downtown Spartanburg, the property protects a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawsons Fork Creek and several feeder streams.
Once an World War II army training base, Croft State Park offers Camping and Day-Use reservations over more than 7,000-acres of wooded terrain. The park offers over 20 miles of biking and hiking trails, a playground, picnicking and camping, as well as fishing and boating in one of two lakes.
Over 5 miles of trails offer runners and naturalists a break from city traffic. It provides a place for citizens to run, walk, kayak, canoe, and to enjoy other recreational outings. This urban greenspace has many unique and outstanding features including several wetlands, open spaces, geological formations, and offers habitat for deer, wild turkey, fox, beaver, raccoon, numerous birds and reptiles, wildflowers, and trees.
GOLS provides education and skills training to help people stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors. Located in Glendale, SC near the Pacolet River, GOLS provides hands-on, experiential training for kids of all ages in individual sports, including mountain biking, indoor rock climbing and kayaking. Courses also include wilderness medicine for first responders, wilderness first aid, outdoor leadership and team building.
Glendale Shoals Preserve consists of thirteen acres located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek. The Shoals have plant, animal, and bird life. When the water is low, walk across the shoals, skip some rocks, and enjoy the view.