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Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park

406 West Ave., Greenville, SC 29611
(West Greenville, off Hwy. 123) • 12 acres

Amenities: Athletic Fields, Baseball, Playground, Shelter

History

This historic park is located on Greenville’s Westside in the Brandon Mill Community. Once part of a thriving textile mill complex, the original park/ball field was home to mill workers who played baseball and competed against other mill leagues across Greenville County. Shoeless Joe Jackson grew up in Brandon, played for the mill, and is eulogized today as one of most talented players in major league history. He is also remembered as one of the most controversial players and his involvement with the Black Sox scandal. The 8 acre park property was donated to the Recreation District in 1993 by Richard Heusel, owner of KM Fabrics Manufacturing. Other funding came from federal grants through the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, a General Obligation Bond, PARD ( the SC bingo tax) and Recreation District self generated revenues. The park features a lighted baseball field, playground, and picnic shelter.  Greenville is also home to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Library. Click here to visit the Museum’s website.

This shelter has a grill, 4 picnic tables, and can accommodate 24 people.  The playground is within 100 feet of the shelter.  Restrooms are located across the baseball field from the shelter.

Full Day Reservations Only: 9 am – 9 pm

Cost:  $75.00 .

Reservations:  Please call 864-288-6470 to reserve this shelter.

Please note that shelter reservations may not be made any earlier than January 1st for the given year.