Amenities: Activity Room, Basketball, Community Center, Gym, Playground, Walking Trail
Mt. Pleasant 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 Athletics Rentals
Rentals: Mt. Pleasant is a great place to host a birthday party, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 299-3220 to make your reservation..
This program, for youth ages 5-18, meets throughout the school year and exists to promote the entire child by offering educational and recreational amenities. In addition to tutoring, games and sports participants enjoy: Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, self defense classes, dance, story hour with the Greenville Library System, cooking workshops, parent’s night, and the young adult exercise and walking club. The After-School Program for middle school students combines education, recreation, and features “ We Teach,” Basic Family Life Skills, Career Development, and much more. Registration for After-School Programs is accepted throughout the year as space is available. Registration fee is $25. Monthly fee is $50 for elementary and $30 for middle school. School District bus drop-off is available from Grove Elementary School and Hughes Middle. GCRD bus transportation is available from Robert E. Cashion, Sara Collins,Thomas C. Kerns, Sue Cleveland and Blythe Elementary Schools for an additional $50 per month.
Summer Vacation Program
Summer Day Camps for youth ages 6 – 11 entering grades 1st through 6th begins June 2013 – Registration will begin in April. . Teen camps are offered for youth entering 7th – 9th grade.
Senior Citizen Programs
The seniors meet during the school year Monday – Wednesday for camaraderie, fun, and learning and hot lunches provided by Senior Action. Activities include Book Review time, exercise and board games, crafts, and monthly luncheons.
Basketball for ages 5-12 Soccer: Spring and fall leagues offered Football: Register in June Cheerleading: For girls 5-14 Exercise Classes Karate
United Way We Teach Greenville Family Partnership Bob Jones University Hands On Greenville Urban League
Boy Scouts – Friday 3:30- 4:30 Zumba Classses – Tuesday- Thursday 6:00-7:00
Youth Association Meetings 1st Monday of each month Parent Meeting- 2nd Tuesday of each month Basketball- Feb. 6th – March 24th
September 25 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00 October 9 – Zaxby’s Fundraiser – $6.50 October 12 – Parent Night Out – $10 / registered child – $20 / non-registered child October 16 – Parent Meeting – featured guest, Teresa Cannon, Nationwide Insurance / Tony Gregory Agency, 6:00pm October 26 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00, 6:00pm – 8:00pm November 2 & 3 – Sleep Over – Arrival Friday, November 2 at 6:00pm and Departure Saturday, November 3 at 10:00am – $10 / registered child – $20 / non-registered child November 8 – Sticky Fingers Fundraiser – $7.00
Furman Gatewood, a native Greenville resident, has been the manager at Mt. Pleasant Community Center since 1986. He is a graduate of North Greenville College and the Southern Baptist Seminary Extension Program. When Furman is not planning and supervising programs at Mt. Pleasant he serves as pastor of the Community Mission Baptist Church in Taylors. .
Assistant Manager: Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson, a Greenville resident, has been the Assistant Manager at Mt. Pleasant Community Center since January 2012. She is a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. She is blessed to be married for fourteen years to a wonderful husband and father. They have two children, Ben II and Ashauni. In her spare time she is a seamstress; designing clothes, especially wedding dresses and alterations. .
In 1957 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church purchased 2.3 acres on E. Fairfield Road. Under the direction of several community volunteers a government orchestrated program, CEDAR, was brought to the site in the mid 1960’s and programs for baseball, basketball, and football were offered. In 1973 Greenville County Recreation District entered into a 99 year lease for the property and the former Rosenwall School. Reverend Earl Lewers was hired as the first center coordinator. In 1983 the old school building was torn down and a new facility was built. The Recreation District subsequently purchased adjacent property on the corner of Fairfield Road and White Horse Road and in 1994 a gymnasium / activities center was constructed. The former center was dedicated as the George W. Walker Senior Center. Since then a walking trail and picnic shelter have been added.