Poinsett Park

Address: 5 Pine Forest Rd Travelers Rest, SC 29690

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History of Poinsett Park

Property acquisition for this site is a story about community involvement, cooperation, and determination. The 5 acre site was purchased in 1998 with funds raised by the Poinsett Park Project Committee lead by Paris Mountain homeowners Barbara and Gil Allen. The community raised $75,000 in private dollars and the Recreation District contributed another $30,000. The funds were sheltered by Friends of the Reedy River who purchased the site and awarded it to the Recreation District. The District, with self generated revenues, developed the park five years later. It has since been one of the most popular and highly visited parks within the system.

The park’s walking trails is .244 miles.



This shelter has restrooms, a grill, electrical power, 25 parking spaces, 4 – 6′ tables, and can accommodate 24 people.  The playground is approximately 30 feet from the shelter.

Half Day: 9 am – 2 pm or 4 pm to 9 pm Cost:  $50.00

Full Day: 9 am – 9 pm

Cost:  $80.00

Additional fees & permits may be required, depending on size and scope of event.

Reservations:  Click Here to reserve a half-day or full-day shelter online. Call 864-288-6470 if you have additional questions.

Please note that shelter reservations may not be made any earlier than January 1st for the given year.

loretta C. Wood park aerial viewKids playing and smiling on a playground