Parks Near Newberry, SC

Nature Parks

Lynches Woods Park - Lyches Woods, a nearby 276 acre forest preserve, has hiking and equestrian trails, sheltered picnic areas, and a portion of the Palmetto Trail. The park is open from sunup to sundown and admission is always free.

Palmetto Trail - The Palmetto Trail is an excellent way to explore the state's history and enjoy its natural beauty, connecting mountains to sea. Newberry hosts 3 portions of this state treasure, Peak to Prosperity Passage, Lynch's Woods Passage, and Enoree Passage. A fourth and final portion of the Palmetto Trail in Newberry will soon be installed as a city trail traveling through downtown, serving as a gateway to the upstate portion of the trail. Visit the Palmetto Trail website for details on nearby routes.

Dreher Island State Park - This state park consists of three islands in Lake Murray linked to the shore by a causeway and two bridges. Enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking at this beautiful, must-see park. The park offers fully-furnished lakeside villas as well as two lake front camping areas. Visit the park website for more information.

Sumter National Forest - The Sumter National Forest covers 56,595 acres in Newberry County alone and provides complete outdoor recreational activities including hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, equestrian trails, picnicking, bird-watching, and primitive camping. Visit the forest website for more information.

Recreational Parks in the City of Newberry

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. City park shelters and athletic fields are available for rent for special events and parties. Contact 803-321-1015 for details on rental rates and more. Please be sure to contact the PRT office no later than 5pm on the Wednesday prior to your event date to reserve a shelter.
Click here to download City PRT Program and Park Guide.


Dr. Ulysses S. Gallman Park
668 McSwain Street
located on McSwain Street at Gallman Elementary
Basketball Court & Playground with
Restrooms, Shelters, & Walking Trail

Memorial Park
1207 McKibben Street
located on the corner of Main and Nance Streets
War Memorials & Greenspace
Dr. Julian E. Grant Park
1747 Vincent Street
located on Vincent Street at Cline Street
Basketball Courts & Playground with
Restrooms & Shelter
Mollohon Park
211 Player Street
located on the corner of Milligan and Player Streets
Playground with Restrooms & Shelter
Greenway Park and Trail
704 Crosson Street
between O'Neal and Drayton Streets
Walking Trail

Nosegay Park
2425 College Street
located on the corner of College Street and Fair Avenue

J.D. Rook Field (A,R)
718 Coates Street
located on Coates St. off Caldwell St.
Baseball/Softball Field with Restrooms
Oakland Tennis Center/Park
1448 First Street
located on First Street at Fair Avenue
6 hard tennis courts/3 hydrid clay tennis courts/Pro Shop/Restrooms/Playground
Kendall Football Stadium
313 Glenn Street
located at corner of Glenn and Milligan Street
This park is only open for City programs
Wells Japanese Garden
1608 Lindsey Street
located on Lindsey Street behind City Hall
Garden with Shelter
Kendall Park
313 Glenn Street
located at corner of Glenn and Milligan Street
Baseball/Softball Field &
Basketball Court with Restrooms
Wells Park
2310 Wells Park Drive
located off Pope Avenue at Wells Park Drive
Margaret Hunter Park
1848 Nance Street
Disc Golf Course Layout
located on Chapman Street off Nance Street
Disc Golf Course with Shelter
Willowbrook Park (P,R,S,B,W)
714 Crosson Street
located on Crosson Street at Drayton Street
Playground & Basketcall Courts with
Restrooms, Shelter, & Greenway Walking Trail
Willowbrook Park Cabin now available for rent

Marion Davis Park (H,P,R,S)
2905 Fair Avenue
located on Highway 121 at Nance Street
Horseshoe Courts & Playground
with Restrooms & Shelters

Wise Street Park (A,P,S,B,R)
2420 Holloway Street
located on Wise Street at Holloway Street
Baseball/Softball Field, Playground, Basketball Court
with Restrooms & Shelter