Amenities: Activity Room, Community Center, Full Kitchen, Gym, Playground
Brutontown serves the community by offering a year round menu of activities for all ages including: After-School Programming Summer Day Camp Senior Citizen Activities Community Enrichment Programs Seasonal Events for All Ages Rentals
Rentals Brutontown is a great place to host a birthday party, wedding, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 233-4669 to make your reservation. .
After-School Programs for Elementary School Students This Comprehensive program includes activities featuring: Tutoring, Story Hour, Community Helper Workshops, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Mentoring by the Greenville Rape Crisis, Greenville Humane Society presentations, Baking Workshops, Greenville Family Partnership Programs, Living Life “n” Wellness Ministry Recycling Education, and Literature Lessons.
After-School Programs for Middle School Students This program combines education and recreation and also offers specialized programs in Basic Family & Life Skills, Clemson 4H Extension Program, We Teach, Greenville Rec Literary Call, & College Tours. Ages 12 – 15. Registration for After-School Programs is accepted throughout the year as space is available. The registration fee is $25. The monthly fee is $30 for elementary and $30 for middle school. School bus drop off is provided from Summit Drive Elementary and League Middle. GCRD transportation is available from Cherrydale, Stone, Duncan Chapel and Paris Elementary Schools for an additional $50 per month.
Summer Vacation Program
Summer Day Camps for youth 6 – 11 entering grades 1st through 6th grade will begin June 2013. Registration will begin in April. . Teen camp offered for youth entering 7th – 9th grade.
Senior Citizen Programs
This program is for adults ages 50+ offers opportunities to make friends and have fun. The seniors meet at the center from September – May, Monday – Wednesday with some special trips offered on Thursdays. Senior Action provides hot lunches and new members are always welcomed.
Bob Jones University Greenville Family Partnership Greenville Humane Society Greenville County Redevelopment Authority Hands On Greenville LiveWell Greenville United Way
Family Night: Brutontown Community Center host a Family Night on the last Friday of every other month. This event is open to the public and begins at 6:00pm.
After-School Program Parent Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm throughout the school year
Special Events: October 26: Fall Festival December 14: Holiday Celebration February 22: Black History Program April 26: Mr. & Ms. Brutontown Pageant
Joey Freeman was formerly the assistant coordinator at Mt. Pleasant Community Center. Joey brings years of experience to the children and adults at Brutontown. He has worked in recreation in therapeutic settings, churches, and with the YMCA.
Assistant Manager: April Jackson
April Jenkins is a native of Suffolk, Virginia and relocated to Greenville, SC in June 2006. She has been employed with the Recreation District since June 2007. In August 2009 she became the Assistant Manger, bringing over 10 years of experience from working for the Suffolk Parks and Recreation Department to Brutontown Community Center. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking out, shopping and spending time with her family.
History of Brutontown: Brutontown, originally named Bruton Town, was a black settlement off of Poinsett Highway and Paris Mountain Road that dates back to the 1800’s. Bruton’s Shop, a blacksmith forge, was a landmark at the time and popular destination for this then rural community. As the community grew and diversified over the years many residents left the farms for jobs in manufacturing and the mills. In the 1970’s the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority began to renovate Brutontown. The Authority purchased a former army barracks from Donaldson Air Base where the Greenville County Recreation District established a community center program. A new community center was built in 1994 through a partnership between the agencies. In 2002 the Redevelopment Authority committed $15 million to additional renovations in the community and determined that the site of the existing center was better suited for housing. A new center was built on Leo Lewis Street and opened in 2008. Today the center features a modern gymnasium, kitchen, activities and computer room and an outdoor playground.