113 Minus Street, Greenville, SC 29601 (off Dunbar St. near St. Francis Hospital) 14 acres Athletic Field: 115 Valentine St., Greenville, SC 29601 Amenities: gym, playground, shelter, athletic field, tennis, basketball, Huddle Teen Center

Servicios: gimnasio, patio de juegos para niños, refugios, campo atlético, tenis, basquetbol 235-4026


New this year at Sterling is The Huddle Teen Program that offers youth ages 12-17 activities that promote leadership, positive thinking, and personal growth. The programs meets year round in the newly renovated annex building that is exclusively dedicated to teens on the Sterling Community Center campus. All programs and activities are teen driven under the leadership of Sterling’s professional staff.

Activities include an After School Program, Junior Leader Program for students who enjoying volunteering with the summer program, and the Huddle “Connectors” who return service to the community through various volunteer projects. Huddle members also enjoy monthly Teen Nights, field trips, and a Cycling Club. These are photos of the Teen Center.

Many Thanks to our partners: Fourth Presbyterian Church, Sterling Alumni Association, Christ Church, and St. Francis Hospital. Sterling 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

Sterling Spinners Bike Club at “The Rock” in Death Valley

Center Manager: Sylvia Vandross

Assistant Manager: Andrae Sherman

Please Help Us Replace Sterling’s Gym Floor:

Click The Image Below To Give Online.  Donations can also be given via check made payable to:

Greater Greenville Parks Foundation, Attn. Sterling Gym Floor, 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687


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


Sterling Phoenix League

Join in the excitement of the Sterling Phoenix League! Under the direction of BonSecours St. Francis Hospital,  Community Relationship Builder Maxim Williams has rallied the troops to revitalize the Sterling Community. For more information check out the website at relationships.

Odessa Street Garden

The Odessa Street Community Garden, located at 106 Odessa Street in the Sterling Community, serves the residents and friends of this historic Greenville neighborhood. The garden is maintained by Seniors on the Go, the adult resource program of the Rec District that is housed at nearby Sterling Community Center. All area residents are invited to participate in seasonal plantings, cultivation, and and harvesting. The garden was launched in 2010 by Ms. Peggy Baxter who grew up on Odessa Street . The Rec District agreed to partner with Ms. Baxter, Bon Secour Health Systems, The Greater Greenville Master Gardners, Long Branch Baptist Church, and Trees Greenville to actually create the garden space and help maintain it. The Odessa Street Garden has become a gathering place where neighbors can renew frienships, enjoy the outdoors, and harvest fresh food for their tables.

History of Sterling

sterling-exterior 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.