Sterling Community Center

Amenities: Activity Room, Annex, Athletic Fields, Fitness Room, Gym, Outdoor Basketball, Playground, Tennis Courts

113 Minus Street, Greenville, SC 29601 


Sterling serves the community by offering year round activities for all ages including: After-School Programming, Summer Day Camp, Senior Adult Programming, Community Enrichment Programs, Seasonal Events for All Ages, Fitness Room

Many Thanks to our partners: Fourth Presbyterian Church, Sterling Alumni Association, Christ Church, and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

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Greenville Rec Community Centers provide quality after-school programs for students in grades K-5th. Students participate in a variety of activities including but not limited to: homework time, sports, games, crafts, character development and snacks.

After-School Programs for Elementary School Students:  Grades K5 – 5th

When:  Monday – Friday
Time:  2:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost:  $55.00 Per Month + $25 Registration Fee  (Non-refundable) Payments are due the 1st of the month.

The after-school program operates on the same schedule as the Greenville County Schools calendar.

Click here for Community Centers After-School Parent Handbook

Teen Leadership Program for Middle School Students:  Grades 6th – 8th

When:  Monday – Friday
Time:  3:45pm – 6:00pm
Cost:  $35.00 Per Month + $25 Registration Fee  (Non-refundable) Payments are due the 1st of the month.


  1. Download the registration form and waiver.
  2. Take the completed forms to the community center OR Greenville Rec’s Main Office: 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687.

DSS After school snacks and meal program served daily.

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A limited amount of scholarships are available – contact Lawanda Curry, 864-676-2180 ext. 121 or for more details.

Community Partners

Greenville Rec Community Centers partner with the following agencies (and many more!)

  • Department of Social Services (DSS) – CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) provides state funding for a daily snack for students in the after-school programs.
  • BOOST (Building Opportunities in Out of School Time) – an initiative of United Way that certifies after-school programs on the ten quality elements. Click to learn more about BOOST
  • LiveWell Greenville – a network of organizations partnering to ensure access to healthy eating and active living for every Greenville County resident.

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Need a break? Join the fun at Sterling’s Spring Break Camp. There will be games, arts-n-crafts, sports-n-games, and much, MUCH more! Come join in! More details to be released January 2017.

Click here to learn more about Spring Break Camp


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Drop your children off in a safe, structured environment while you enjoy a night on the town, catch a movie, grab a bite to eat, or just enjoy a nice evening of peace and quiet. Second Friday of each month.

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Summer Day Camps for youth 6 – 11 entering grades 1st through 6th grade runs in accordance with the Greenville County Schools calendar.

Click here to learn more about summer camps

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Thank you to the Upstate Pickleball Group for donating $500 that will provide scholarships to send teens in the Sterling community to the Sterling Community Center’s Teen Summer Vacation Program. During this program, teens will learn everyday life skills and values, such as career development, money management and community service, to help them become happy, productive adults. The Upstate Pickleball Group participates annually in the Greater Greenville Senior Sports Classic, and is an ongoing supporter of Sterling Community Center’s teen programs.


Senior Programs

This program is for adults ages 50+ offers opportunities to make friends and have fun. Senior Action of Greenville, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, and Greenville County Rec provide congregate dining and programs for senior adults Monday – Friday.  Activities include arthritis exercise classes, Bible study, crafts, mental Mondays, healthy Tuesdays, field trips, daily lunches and much more.



Rentals Sterling is a great place to host a birthday party, wedding, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 864-235-4026 to make your reservation.

Click Here for Rental Guidelines & Application


During evening hours, the Sterling gym is open for fellowship and pick-up basketball games. Please contact the center for hours.

The history behind Sterling Community Center began in 1967 when Sterling High School, a highly regarded African American high school in the State, burned down leaving only the gym and a small music building remaining. A year later both the Sterling Community Club, Inc. and the Greenville County Recreation District were formed. The organizations agreed to partner and create a community center in the old gym with Roscoe Sadler at the helm. It was dedicated on July 12, 1970. Mr. Sadler developed a comprehensive sports organization at the center, an adult program, a summer lunch program that fed 200-300 daily, and much more. Its basketball program became one of the fastest growing leagues in the state. Since that time many physical improvements have been made to the building and its campus.  In 2009 a new addition was built to provide meeting and activity space for the growing senior program and after school program.  The campus has been designated as a historic site by the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission.


  • Community Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 6 pm
  • Sterling Outreach: Third Saturday of each month from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Men’s Luncheon: Last Wednesday of each Month – 11:00am
  • Ladies’ Night Out:  3rd Tuesday of each Month – 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Football: Signups are in June Basketball Clinics & Leagues for ages 6-14 Youth Basketball League for ages 8 – 14 Weight Room Available Adult Basketball League Tennis