Help us keep Greenville County’s parks safe, clean, and enjoyable for everyone by adhering to the policies, rules, and regulations listed below.
Designated Dog Parks and Exercise and Training Areas
Greenville County Rec has designated dog parks where dogs may be off-leash for exercise and training. These areas have specific owner responsibilities. Please refer to those policies.
Policy For Dogs Not in a Dog Park
The purpose of this policy is to establish policy concerning dogs in parks and on trails.
General Park Rules:
Greenville County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism does authorize park visitors to engage in metal detecting activities, including related minor excavations, for the purposes of collecting items of interest found in the process of treasure hunting under the below guidelines.
It is the policy of Greenville County Rec to prohibit swimming or wading in lakes or rivers accessed by property owned or operated by Greenville County. Swimming or wading is prohibited due to the dangers resulting from poor visibility in dark waters, currents in moving waters, and exposure to water pollution. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued a Swimming Advisory on the Reedy River due to pollution. “Bacteria levels have exceeded state standards – swimming here may make you sick”. This policy applies to all lakes and rivers accessible from Greenville County parks including Pleasant Ridge, Conestee, Cedar Falls, Oak Grove Lakes and the Reedy and Enoree Rivers. Greenville County Rec will not provide, sponsor, or permit others to offer public events or programs that utilize these aquatic resources for swimming or wading. Exemptions to this policy may be granted by the Executive Director.