Parks and Recreation Regulations and Policies

  1. General Policies
  2. Dogs
  3. Picnic Shelters
  4. Metal Detecting and Excavation
  5. Community Centers


° The City of Greenville maintains the rights to alter or end any event anytime it is determined necessary to assure the continued public safety, health and welfare for the event participants, park visitors of the surrounding community.

° The City of Greenville has the right to expel any person or persons violating the established rules, regulations, ordinances or conditions for the Special Event Permit or Rental Reservation.

° Reservations for weddings, pictures, picnics and other group events that require the use of park amenities that will restrict the use of such amenities by the general public shall be reviewed on a case by case basis. The applicant will be charged for the use of park facilities, i.e., picnic shelters, athletic fields, etc. Activities and events with more than 100 participants, volunteers, and or staff workers may be required to obtain a Special Event Permit.

° The applicant agrees to conduct its program with due regard to safety and in particular agrees to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities.

° Public property and public events are open to all members of the public regardless of race, gender, national origin, color or creed.

° The City of Greenville reserves the right to inspect all areas of the event site including all vendor operations during the terms of the event without restriction.

° Enclosure of any area or erection of any structures on park property is prohibited unless authorized by the Special Event Permit.

° Tents, catering trucks, public address systems, amplified music and electronic musical instruments can only be used with the permission of the Director of Parks and Recreation, with the issuance of a Special Event Permit (call Special Events Office, 864-467-6627).

° Grills, cooking devices, and generators are prohibited.

° Pony and other animal rides are prohibited.

° Alcohol Restrictions - No person shall consume, possess, or bring into any of the Parks and Recreation Facilities, any beer, wine, liquor, malt or any other alcoholic beverages whatsoever without a permit.

° Smoking is prohibited indoors at any City facility.

° The renter is responsible for any damages to public property.

° The renter must be at least 21 years of age. Youth groups (18 & under) must be chaperoned by one adult per 10 youth.

° Camping - Camping by individuals or groups is prohibited in all City parks unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation or his designated representative.

° Fireworks – Fireworks are prohibited in all City of Greenville parks.

° Smoke bombs, confetti, and all other activities that would leave stains and/or trash in the park are prohibited. 

° Public concerts and live performances utilizing amplified sound equipment are prohibited in all parks unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, with the issuance of a Special Event Permit.

° Admission charges, sales and other profit-making activities are prohibited. Conducting or soliciting of any business, trade, or occupation, including the sale of food, refreshments or merchandise, the taking of photographs and motion pictures for commercial use, and the instructing of classes or giving lessons at a charge to participants or for the purpose of promoting a commercial enterprise is prohibited unless authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

° Disposing of cremation ashes on public property is prohibited.

° Dogs must be on a leash of no longer than 6 feet, at all times.