Parks & Playgrounds

PLAYGROUNDS AND/OR PICNIC AREAS
Nestled under beautiful southern skies and surrounded by grass and trees, Sumter’s parks offer many picturesque picnic spots.  Many also feature playgrounds, where children can enjoy South Carolina’s beautiful weather virtually year round.

Click here for a map of Sumter's Parks

 

City of Sumter

  • Birnie HOPE Center
    • 210 S. Purdy Street
  • Crosswell Park
    • Lafayette Drive & Crosswell Drive
  • Dunway Park
    • Dunway Drive
  • Eastwood Park
    • Eastwood Drive & Boulevard Road
  • Jenkins Center
  • Lawton Park
    • Lawton Circle
  • Memorial Park
    • Hampton Avenue & Park Avenue
  • Moore Street Park
    • W. Moore Street & Pinson Street
  • Morris College Park
  • North HOPE Park
    • North Main & Vining Streets
  • Optimist Club Park
    • Pine Street & Rowland Avenue
  • Palmetto Park
    • 416 South Wise Drive, Sumter SC 29150

  • Parker Street Park
    • Parker Drive
  • South Sumter Park
    • 630 South Sumter Street, Sumter SC 29150

  • Swan Lake Iris Gardens
    • 822 West Liberty Street
  • Vim Park
    • Wallace Street & Middle Street
 

Sumter County

  • Cypress Park
    • North Wise Drive (past Caterpillar Plant)
  • Dillon Park
    • 1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive
  • Ebenezer Community Center
    • 4580 Queen Chapel Road - Dalzell

  • Mill Creek County Park
    • 7975 Milford Plantation Road - Pinewood

  • Rimini Park (picnic shelter only)
  • Shiloh Community Center
 

Spray Parks (City of Sumter)

There’s nothing like a cool blast of water on a hot day!  Sumter’s four spray parks are fun for the whole family.

  • Birnie Park
    • 210 S. Purdy St., Sumter, SC 29150
  • Crosswell Park
    • Lafayette Drive & Crosswell Drive
  • North HOPE Park
    • North Main & Vining Streets
  • South Sumter Park
    • 630 South Sumter Street, Sumter SC 29150 

 

SPORTS

Sumter’s parks offer more than a beautiful view.  Many are also equipped for friendly competition or more solitary pursuits.  Check them out!

 

City of Sumter

  • Vim Park (outdoor basketball)
    • Wallace Street & Middle Street
  • Lawton Park (outdoor basketball)
    • Lawton Circle
  • Memorial Park (tennis)
    • Hampton Avenue & Park Avenue
  • Palmetto Park (baseball)
    • 416 South Wise Drive, Sumter SC 29150

 

Sumter County

  • Dillon Park (softball, football, golf, track, go-cart ring)
    • 1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive
  • Greater Township Community Center (softball)
  • Mayesville Community Center (softball)
    • 10 Pringle Street - Mayesville

  • Mill Creek County Park (fishing, walking, biking)
    • 7975 Milford Plantation Road - Pinewood

  • Patriot Park Sportsplex (baseball, softball, soccer)
    • 3440 Declaration Drive
  • South Sumter Park (indoor and outdoor basketball, walking)
    • 630 South Sumter Street, Sumter SC 29150

  • Sparkleberry Swamp (hiking, paddling)
  • Sumter County Civic Center (basketball, volleyball, Double Dutch)
    • 700 W. Liberty Street
  • Woods Bay State Natural Area (walking, hiking, canoeing)
    • 11020 Woods Bay Road - Olanta
 

South Carolina State Parks

  • Manchester State Forest (hiking, fishing, hunting, ATV trails, horse trails)
    • 6740 Headquarters Road - Wedgefield
  • Poinsett State Park (hiking, biking, fishing)
    • 6660 Poinsett Park Road - Wedgefield
 

SPECIALTY ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Meticulously maintained and constantly improved, the City of Sumter and Sumter County offer fantastic venues for the sport of your choice.

 

City of Sumter

  • Palmetto Tennis Center
    • 400 Theatre Drive
  • City of Sumter Aquatics Center
    • 1115 S. Lafayette Drive
  • Sumter Skate Park

 

Sumter County

  • Crystal Lakes Golf Course
    • 1305 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive
 

GREEN SPACES

Sometimes it’s wonderful to just get away from it all for a little while.  Sumter’s green spaces offer a chance to pause and relax during the stress of a hectic workday or on weekends.

 

City of Sumter

  • Benton Park
  • Chamber Park
  • Herbert Park
  • Lindley Park
  • Shaw Park
 

Sumter County

  • Pinkney Park