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Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Scott S. Sawyer, Director
1323 College Street - P.O. Box 538
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.321.1015
Fax: 803.321.2107
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
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Current & Upcoming Program Information Links

Youth Basketball & Wrestling Information | Youth Basketball Registration Form | Youth Wrestling Registration Form

Youth Football Playoff BracketFORMS | Newberry Arts Center Programming | Youth Coach and Game Staff Forms


The PRT department maintains the City's 100 acres of parks, implements youth and adult sports activities, has a Senior Adult program, plans the City's special events, promotes the City's tourism, manages the Newberry Firehouse Conference Center, and the Newberry Arts Center.



Youth Football and Cheerleading - Registration is in July
Youth and Adult Basketball - Registration is in November
Youth Baseball and Softball - Registration is in January
Kinderkickers Soccer - Registration is in August
Adult Volleyball & Softball - Contact the PRT office for more details 
Youth Tennis Camps - Contact the PRT office for more details
Youth Sports Summer Camps - Contact the PRT office for more details
Senior Adult Program - Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month - Contact the PRT office for more details


The PRT department maintains 15 parks encompassing 100 acres that range from scenic passive to ball fields to parks with playground equipment, shelter and walking tracks. Click HERE for a listing and location of City parks. 

Special Events - 2015-2016

  • Free Family Movie Nights- January, February and March
  • Healthy Chili Cook-Off- January 22, 2016 from 11am-1:30pm in Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry
  • Irish Fling- Friday before St. Patrick’s - March 11, 2016 starting at 5:00pm in Downtown Newberry
  • The SummerFun/Horseshoe Pitchers Pro Tour Tournament- April 16-17, 2016 in Marion Davis Park
  • Pork in the Park- April 16, 2016 from 11am-3pm in Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry
  • National Night Out- First Tuesday in August from 6-8pm
  • Oktoberfest- First Saturday in October all day in Downtown Newberry
  • Main Street Lights- Official Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm in Downtown Newberry - November 20, 2015 (Friday before Thanksgiving)
  • Click here for a comprehensive list of events in Newberry, SC

Tourism Promotion

The Department has produced several guides that may be handy for long-time residents and visitors alike. The publications include:

  • Visitors Guide
  • City Street Map (includes County roads)
  • Lynch's Woods Park Trail Guide
  • Wells Japanese Garden
  • Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour
  • Historic Neighborhood Tour-College Street Area

If you are interested in receiving any of these publications, drop by our office, call us or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your address and we will mail them to you.

Contact us today and find out how we can help you connect!