501 South Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: (864) 595-4040
Fax: (864) 595-4050
It could be said that the entire state of South Carolina is a botanical garden. Since the British established the Province of Carolina, their green thumb techniques came along with them. Here in Spartanburg however, this botanical garden is a private one established by the Hatcher Family, transplants from the plains of Indiana. The family worked the grounds until the late 1990s and then thankfully turned over the property over to the Spartanburg County Foundation so it could be used for the public in 2003.
The Northwest Recreation Center is run by the city of Spartanburg's Parks and Recreation department. Whether these events and year-round programs are indoors, outdoors, something educational, recreational or otherwise, the center is an asset to everyone, young and old, for the betterment of their community. The recreation center itself features a basketball-court gym, two multi-purpose rooms, assembly and meeting area, computer lab, and weight room. Some of the programs include a summer day camp, dog obedience, computer classes, and reading programs.
Sassafras Mountain is the largest peak in South Carolina. At 3,554-ft. (1,083m), it may be puny compared to many other in America, but it still provides a great getaway into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mountain itself actually straddles the North Carolina border and it can be accessed from both sides. In fact, on the South Carolina side, visitors can drive to a parking lot near the summit and then walk their way to the top. In and around the mountain, there are plenty of activities like rock-climbing, hiking and trails for mountain bikes as well.
Morgan Square is in the center of downtown Spartanburg. Located in the city's historic district, this public-space is host to many local events.
Denny's Plaza in downtown Spartanburg is an open-air park that features local events.
Hot Spot Skate Park is first concrete park in the state of South Carolina. Opened on June 3, 2009, this skate park spans a total of 21,000 square feet (1950.963 square meters) of concrete featuring street skate structures as well as traditional style boarding ramps. These and other structures throughout make for some creative skate tricks. The facility is operated by Spartanburg's Park and Recreation department. Skate lessons are offered every Wednesday, and skaters must sign a liability waiver.
This Gary Player designed golf course offers 18-holes of fun under the Southern sun. The course is right next to the South Tyger River and along the way, the rolling greens offer magnificent views of it. It's a challenging course not necessarily designed for the beginner, however for those needing some instruction the pro shop provides lessons.
Championship 18 hole, par 72 golf course that features Bermuda fairways and grills and offers both walking paths and golf carts. A driving range, grill, and well stocked pro shop are also on site.
The massive Croft State Park offers visitors a ton of things to do in the outdoors. From fishing, hiking and cycling to camping and picnics, this is Spartanburg's place to play. The park allows overnight camping and skeet-shooting as well as an equestrian center. There is a nominal fee for adults to enter.
This park offers some of the best outdoor adventure activities within a convenient distance from Spartanburg. It is a park equipped with modern facilities like basketball and tennis courts as well as a full frisbee golf course, more affectionately known (or not to some aficionados) by its portmanteau 'frolf.' If not for frolf, then the fields are used for lacrosse, soccer and football.
Beautiful 18 hole, par 72 golf course that features bent grass greens and offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. A driving range, swimming pool, and fully stocked pro shop are also on site and a variety of golf packages are available.
Enjoy the thrill of driving one of the best cars in the world at the BMW Performance Center. Car lovers are sure to be delighted here as you can build your own BMW vehicle and test drive it as well as add accessories and jazz up your own BMW ride. Enjoy taking laps in their ski pads and customize your car to make it your own person mean machine. Also avail of the driving courses here with the help of their excellent simulators.