“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
Assistant Parks and Recreation Director - Russell Haltiwanger
Recreation Supervisor - Steve Medley Recreation Supervisor - Blake Dickson
Activities Center Supervisor - Beth Anne Zivitski
Senior Adult Coordinator - Elaine Beardon
The Parks and Recreation Department office is located at the Fountain Inn Activities Center, 610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn. We are right in front of the Fountain Inn Elementary School.
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 course 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.
Click here to register for one of our programs online.
Youth Sports Leagues
We offer a variety of organized sports leagues for young boys and girls ages 4-12. Each of our sports cost $40.00 for city residents or $50.00 for non city residents.
If you would like to coach with one of our youth sports please fill out the Volunteer Application.
Basketball is for boys and girls in 2nd - 7th grade. Registration begins in November, practices start in December and games are during the months of January and February. Click here for a schedule of games and practices for the 2014 season.
Tee Ball, Baseball, and Softball is for boys and girls ages 4 year old through 7th grade. Registration is in February, practices start in March, and games will begin in April. Click here for more information about this year's upcoming season.
Volleyball is for girls in the 1st - 7th grade. We have two different seasons each year. The spring season is called Volley-Mania. It begins with registration in April and starts after spring break usually. Click here for more information about this year's volley-mania season. In the fall we have a more traditional season. Registration is in August, with practices and games starting in September. Click here for more information about this year's fall season.
Football is for boys ages 7 - 12. You must be 7 by September 1st to be eligible to play. Registration starts in early July and practice starts the last few weeks of July. We provide a helmet and pair of shoulder pads for the season and give every player a jersey. Click here for more information about this year's upcoming season.
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.
February 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.
Soap Box Derby Race
The soap box derby race is just like the ones your grandparents and parents use to have back in the day. Each year we kick off the opening of our Farmer's Market with a day of racing. Cars must be made from kits purchased through the recreation department. Contact Chris Barrineau if you are interested in entering one into the race this year.
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.