Brutontown serves the community by offering a year round menu of activities for all ages including: After-School Programming, Summer Day Camp, Community Enrichment Programs, Seasonal Events for All Ages, Rentals.
History of Brutontown
Brutontown, originally named Bruton Town, was a black settlement off of Poinsett Highway and Paris Mountain Road that dates back to the 1800’s. Bruton’s Shop, a blacksmith forge, was a landmark at the time and popular destination for this then rural community. As the community grew and diversified over the years many residents left the farms for jobs in manufacturing and the mills. In the 1970’s the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority began to renovate Brutontown. The Authority purchased a former army barracks from Donaldson Air Base where the Greenville County Recreation District established a community center program. A new community center was built in 1994 through a partnership between the agencies. In 2002 the Redevelopment Authority committed $15 million to additional renovations in the community and determined that the site of the existing center was better suited for housing. A new center was built on Leo Lewis Street and opened in 2008. Today the center features a modern gymnasium, kitchen, activities and computer room and an outdoor playground.
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: $60.00 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.
- Download the registration form and waiver.
- Take the completed forms to the community center OR Greenville Rec’s Main Office: 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687.
Healthy afterschool snacks served daily.
Transportation is available by Greenville County Rec for an additional $50 per month from Paris, Stone, Cherrydale, Berea, East North Street Academy, and Duncan-Chapel Elementary Schools.
School District Bus Drop-off available from Summit Drive Elementary, League Academy, and SHARE Head Start.
A limited amount of scholarships are available – contact Lawanda Curry, 864-676-2180 ext. 121 or [email protected] for more details.
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.
After-School Program Parent Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm throughout the school year
Spring Break Camp 2018
Need a break? Join the fun at Brutontown’s Spring Break Camp. There will be games, arts-n-crafts, sports-n-games, and much, MUCH more! Come join in!
Kids Night Out
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.
Summer Day Camps for youth ages 6 – 11 entering grades 1st through 6th grade runs in accordance with the Greenville County Schools calendar.
Freetown Community Center is the closest facility to offer daily programming for seniors. Contact Freetown staff at 864-295-3567.
During evening hours, the Brutontown gym is open for fellowship and pick-up basketball games. Please contact the center for hours.
Tuesday Nights: Elementary and middle school students only from 6:15-7:15 pm.
Thursday Nights: High school students and adults only from 6:15-7:15 pm.
Rentals Brutontown is a great place to host a birthday party, wedding, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc. Call 864-233-4669 to make your reservation.
Deposit: $50 to reserve date
Minimum rental is 3 hours.
Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to event.