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Come rediscover the joy of solitude amongst our diverse flora and fauna, or bring the whole family along for some fun-in-the-sun at one of our outdoor skateparks or nationally recognized arboretums.

From Play Time to Quiet Time

With manicured fields, picturesque walking trails, basketball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions, splash pads, and amphitheaters, the parks across Spartanburg County certainly cover the gamut.

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Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park is Spartanburg’s 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.

Croft State Park

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.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

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.

Hatcher Garden Public Botanical Garden & Woodland Preserve

Come enjoy a stroll through the garden and relax in the beauty of nature. Hatcher Garden provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic and is a great place to “unwind.”

Milliken Arboretum

One of the largest corporate greenspaces in the Southeast and a nationally recognized arboretum.