Recreation News

Register now for our fall programs!

The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a wide variety of cultural, social, and physical activities for the entire family this fall. Take a look at our fall programs guide and sign up for one today.

Students at after school program
U8 Soccer Players
Mobi-Rec Event

Youth Programs (ages 3-14)

Study Buddy After School Program (August 22- June 5)
Only a few spots remain for our after school tutorial program. The West Greenville Community Center and Juanita Butler Community Center currently have limited availability for students interested in the Study Buddy After School Program. This program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and features homework assistance, tutoring, life skills development, recreational activities, arts and crafts projects, and much more.

Soccer (September 9- November 2)
Our coed youth soccer program provides skill instruction and games for ages 3 through 10. Practices and games are held at Holmes Park. U4, U6, U8, and U10 programs are available. Please call our Athletics Division at (864) 467-8011 for more information.
Happy Feet Dance Program
Break out those dancing shoes and get your child involved with our Happy Feet Dance Program for ages 3-15. This program offers a variety of genre specific dance classes, including Ballet, Jazz, Creative Movement, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Please call the Nicholtown Community Center at (864) 467-4330 for more information.

Momentum Bike Club
The Momentum Bike Club is for ages 8-14 and meets every Monday at 4 p.m. at the David Hellams Community Center and the Nicholtown Community Center.
Girl Scouts
Please call the David Hellams Community Center at (864) 467-4327 or the Nicholtown Community Center at (864) 467-4330 for information about our current troops and their meeting times and locations.

Don't miss this unique recreation experience! Our Mobi-Rec truck is overflowing with games and activities for children of all ages, so be sure to check out our schedule and come join the fun.

Active Adults
Fitness Boot Camp
Fitness Equipment

Adult Programs

Active Adults Senior Program
For men and women age 55+. This program is sure to keep you busy. From field trips to craft days and so much more, you won't want to miss out on the fun and fellowship that this program offers. The Active Adults Senior Program meets Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the David Hellams Community Center.

Fitness Boot Camp
Designed for all fitness levels, our boot camp focuses on flexibility and muscular strength and endurance. Classes meet two or three times a week at the Sears Recreation Center. A new 7-week session begins Monday, September 11.

Ballroom Dance (Classes begin September 7)
This is an introduction to social partnership dancing for ages 16 & up. In this 4-week progressive course, you'll learn how to lead or follow basic rhythmic steps, turns, and styling for Rumba and East Coast Swing from DIVDA-certified instructors. Please call the Nicholtown Community Center at (864) 467-4330 for more information.

Parenting Classes
Earn money while you learn. The West Greenville Community Center is working with Greenville Hospital System and the Julie Valentine Center to offer evidence-based parenting classes this fall. With a focus on families with children ages 2-12, these classes promote positive parenting skills and offer advice on how to set family goals. Classes meet six times on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning September 21.  Childcare is provided. Please call (864) 331-0560 Ext. 231 to sign up today.

Ladies Night Out
Ladies, this one is just for you! Our ladies-only get-togethers are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the David Hellams Community Center. Please contact the center at (864) 467-4327 for more information.

Inner Dialogues: Embodied Listening, Embodied Telling
Through natural mindful movement, drawing, poetic writing, and performance, you will be able to give form to your body's story and create a dialogue that names the past, honors the present, and opens to the future. Classes begin September 11 and will be held Monday evenings fr0m 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please call (864) 467-4326 for more information.

Upstate Shag Lessons
Learn South Carolina's official state dance. This 4-week session is designed for beginner and intermediate dancers and classes are held at the Sears Recreation Center. Lessons start the first Monday of each month. Please call (864) 467-4326 for more information.

Greenville International Folk Dance
Join us to enjoy the world's favorite music and dances, mild exercise, and a welcoming community. This group meets weekly, on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., to learn and practice circle dances, line dances, and couple dances from around the world. 

Downtown Line Dance
Dance the night away on Tuesday evenings at the Sears Recreation Center. Downtown Line Dance allows participants to learn the dance steps for popular social dances such as the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Tush Push, The Wobble, and Good Time. Class meets at 6:15 p.m. and lasts for 45 minutes.

Greenville Swing
Come out and swing the night away with us each Tuesday at McPherson Log Cabin.  Beginner swing lessons start at 7:30 p.m. and open dance begins at 8 p.m.

Greenville Lindy Hop
The Greenville Lindy Hoppers host a swing dance class every Thursday night from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Sears Recreation Center. Beginner and Intermediate lessons are available for those with two left feet or those who want to learn more than the steps that their friends can teach them. Come learn to dance like the pros. 


Please call (864) 467-4355 for additional information about our upcoming programs or visit us at City of Greenville Parks and Recreation.

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