Free Activities in Greenville, SC

Falls Park during a bright fall day.

Greenville provides a unique setting to venture out and explore everything that the area has to offer. Greenville’s residents and visitors can enjoy a host of outdoor offerings, including nearly forty city parks and an expansive trail system.

Cleveland Park
Cleveland Park is the city’s largest park and features tennis and volleyball courts, a softball field, playground areas, a fitness trail and both small-group and large-group picnic shelters. It is also the site of the Rock Quarry Garden, the Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Greenville Zoo.

Downtown Trolleys
Downtown’s red and blue open-air trolleys are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks. The free trolleys make a continuous loop from the West End to the Colonel Elias Earle Historic District, with approximately 20 stops along the route.

Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park weaves through the heart of downtown and includes public gardens, scenic overlooks, nature trails, picnic areas and the Reedy River with its impressive series of falls. Here is where you will find the Liberty Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge over the falls.

Greenville County Library
There are lots of fun things to do at the library, including story time, reading clubs, puppet shows and music programs.

Historic Districts
Take a walk through history with this guide to Greenville’s seven historic districts.

Miniature Golf at McPherson Park
McPherson Park, located off North Main on Park Avenue, features tennis courts, a playground and a 9-hole miniature golf course. Bring your own equipment or borrow from the facility.

Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport
Free and open to the public, this aviation-themed playground is located on the grounds of the Greenville Downtown Airport, 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville. It’s the perfect place to watch aviation in action, and children will love the aviation-themed playground!

Swamp Rabbit Trail
This popular 22-mile trail is perfect for a run, a bike ride with the family or a walk with your dog. Amenities along the trail include picnic areas, water fountains and bicycle racks. An interactive map features useful trip planning information like parking and restroom locations and is accessible from all types of mobile devices and operating systems.

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