Manager: April Jackson
Freetown serves the community by offering a year round menu of activities for all ages including: After-School Programming, Summer Day Camp, Senior Adult Activities, Community Enrichment Programs, Seasonal Events for All Ages, and Facility Rentals
History of Freetown
The Freetown community has experienced many challenges throughout its history. There has always been, however, a core group of homeowners who were determined to support their community. These are the same individuals who today work with local government to ensure that their neighborhood continues to grow and improve. The first community center was established in 1970 on Alice Avenue in an army barracks from Donaldson Air Base. In 1998 the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority began a neighborhood revitalization project in Freetown. In partnership with Greenville County, plans were made to build a new 10,000 square foot $600,000 community center that would feature a modern gymnasium and large activity area. The new facility opened in 2001 with a grand ceremony attended by hundreds of friends and residents. The center has since tremendously expanded the recreational opportunities offered to youth and adults in this ever growing community.
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 for an additional $50 per month. Pick-up is available from Alexander, Armstrong and Westcliffe Elementary Schools. Hollis Academy school bus offers drop-off at the community center.
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.
Spring Break Camp 2018
Need a break? Join the fun at Freetown’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.
This program for adults ages 50+ is offered from September – May and meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9 am – 1:00 pm. Meals are provided daily by Senior Action from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Activities range from health education, exercise, penny pokeno, Red Hat Society, and more.
During the hours listed below, the Freetown gym is open for fellowship and pick-up basketball games. Please contact the center for hours.
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday nights
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Photo ID Required
Freetown is a great place to host a birthday party, wedding, shower, reunions, basketball tournaments, etc.
Call 864-295-3567 to make reservations.
Deposit: $50 to reserve date
Minimum rental is 3 hours
Full Payment due 2 weeks prior to event