“Creating Community through
People, Parks, and Programs…”
The Parks and Recreation Department relies heavily on volunteer coaches, parents, and officials. All of these people work together to make our community a better place. Please call the office if you would like to volunteer at 864-862-4675
Parks and Recreation Director - Chris Barrineau
Recreation Supervisor - Russell Haltiwanger
Recreation Supervisor - Steve Medley Recreation Supervisor - Blake Dickson
Activities Center Supervisor - Beth Anne Zivitski
Within its corporate limits, Fountain Inn has five public parks and an indoor activities center and three separate walking trails. There are two mini-parks, one neighborhood park and two community parks within the city limits. Fountain Inn has 48.95 acres of parks, which exceeds the national recreational standard for a city of its size. The recreational parks include Georgia Street Park, Fairview Street Park, Sanctified Hill Neighborhood Park, PD Terry City Park and Woodside Park; and the walking trails are located in the Country Gardens neighborhood, Woodside Park area, and near Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
The mini-parks, Georgia Street Park and Fairview Street Park, have children's play areas and basketball practice courts. The two community parks, PD Terry City Park and Woodside Park, have ball fields and picnic areas.
The PD Terry City Park has tennis courts on a "first come, first serve" basis and a state of the art playground.
The picnic shelters and parks can be reserved and rented by calling our main office at 864-862-4675, just ask for Beth Anne.
Woodside Park – 700 Woodside Avenue
PD Terry City Park – 116 Cannon Avenue
Georgia Street Park – 104 Georgia Street
Fairview Street Park – 410 Fairview Street
Sanctified Hill Park - 416 Putnam Street
Fountain Inn Disc Golf Course Now Open!
The Fountain Inn Firecracker Disc Golf Course is located on the grounds of the Fountain Inn Activities Center and the Fountain Inn Elementary School on Fairview Street. The couse is the result of Josh Bryant, a teacher at Fountain Inn Elementary, and many generous sponsors who worked on seeing this course become a reality. For more information about the course and disc golf in general, click here.
The First Annual Fountain Inn Rudolph Run 5K and Kids Fun Run Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:15 PM
This year’s annual Fountain Inn Christmas Festival will be kicked off with a 5K Run / Walk around the carriage route and southern most section of the Swamp Rabbit trail that will be lit up with luminaries and beautifully decorated homes. Each participant will get a red Rudolph nose to guide their running that night. Christmas caroler’s, live nativity scene, elves on shelves, will all line the certified course. We will have lots of family attractions and fun stuff for everyone to participate in before and after the race. The Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run will make its way around the carriage route neighborhood and it will begin at 7:00 PM. Race t-shirts will be given to all racers along with a race packet full of Christmas goodies, including discount carriage ride tickets and skating tickets.
All proceeds from the 5K Rudolph Run and 1 Mile Kids Run will benefit the Fountain Inn Kid Enrichment Center. The FIKE Center is free and after school mentoring program for deserving children in Fountain Inn. FIKE is in its second year and has already grown to include over 20 students in the three day a week after school program and has successfully matched over 30 kids with mentors. If you are interested in learning more about FIKE, visit the website at www.fikecenter.com.
Click HERE to register for race, or contact Chris Barrineau - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click here to register for one of our programs online.
We offer a variety of organized sports leagues for young boys and girls ages 4-12. Please click on a sport below to find more information about each sport.
If you would like to coach with one of our youth sports please fill out the Volunteer Application.
You are not too old to get out there and play. We offer many different leagues for you to stay active and show off your skills. Click on a sport below to find more information about each sport.
Senior Adult Activities
We offer a wide range of activities for our Senior Adult community. The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Senior Action to provide a daily hot meal and many fun activities and education classes: health & nutrition, computer, etc. We have daily exercise classes, a free fitness membership, and many special community events. You can click on the link below to find more information about the monthly calendar of events. You can also get in touch with our Senior Adult Coordinator, elaine Bearden at our main office – 864-862-4675. The Senior Adult Program is located at the Fountain Inn Activities Center, 610 Fairview Street.
December Senior Adult Activities Calendar
The Fountain Inn Activities Center Fitness Membership gives you access to the newly remodeled and expanded fitness room, weekly exercise classes, and usage of the gymnasium. The hours of operation are 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Friday.
The fitness room and gym are reserved for the senior adults from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM each day.
Individual monthly rate - $15.00 for city residents and $20.00 for non city residents
Individual yearly rate - $150.00 for city residents and $200.00 for non city residents
Family monthly rate - $25.00 for city residents and $35.00 for non city residents
Family yearly rate - $250.00 for city residents and $350.00 for non city residents
You must be 18 years old to have an individual membership.
55 and older is free with Senior Action enrollment
15-17 year olds must be with an adult member and can only use cardio equipment
Click on the link below to find out about our Exercise Classes
Membership Tracking & New Membership 2014
Beginning in January 2014, the Activites Center will be tracking membership through the office and will require existing members to fill out a new enrollment form. You can still call the Activities Center to make your payment with a credit or debit card, and as always you can stop by the office and pay with cash or debit/credit card. Personal checks are no longer accepted. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Beth Anne at 864-862-4675.
Fountain Inn Farmers Market
The Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for operating the Farmers Market. For more information about the market, click here.
Travelle Wharton Youth Football Camp
Each year current NFL player and Fountain Inn resident Travelle Wharton holds a youth football camp in June. Click here for more information.
During the Spirit of Christmas Past festival the Farmer Market Pavilion is turned into a Winter Wonderland. We have a synthetic ice skating surface rink for everyone to come and ice skate on while they visit downtown Fountain Inn. We have skate rentals and hour long sessions available. For more information please contact Chris Barrineau in our main office at 864-862-4675.
Rentals The Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation Department opens up its parks, fields, shelters and Activities Center to be rented when available. Please note that all activities sponsored by the Fountain Inn Recreation Department have priority in facility and building use. All reservations must be made through the Fountain Inn Activities Center Office at (864) 862-4675, and ask for Beth Anne. Deposits/Payments can also be made by phone to reserve your date. We are happy to help and answer any of your questions.