Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

1323 College Street - P.O. Box 538
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.321.1015
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
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The PRT department maintains the City's 100 acres of parks, implements youth and adult sports activities, manages the Oakland Tennis Center, 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.

Current & Upcoming Program Information Links

Newberry Arts Center Programming

Oakland Tennis Center Programming

City PRT Program and Park Guide.


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. 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. Willowbrook Park Cabin now available for rent! Click here to download City PRT Program and Park Guide.

Recreation Programs

Youth Football & Cheerleading Ages 6-12
Registration: July
Season: August- November

KinderKickers Soccer Ages 3-5
Registration: August
Season: September - October

Youth Basketball Ages 6-18
Registration: November
Season: December - February

Youth Baseball & Softball Ages 3-16
Registration: February
Season: March- June

Summer Baseball Ages 9-12
Registration: May
Season: June- August

Adult Softball, Kickball, & Basketball
Offered on a seasonal basis.
Contact department for seasonal league info.

The Oakland Tennis Center is located in Newberry at 1448 First Street. Contact them at 803-321-3890 or visit, open 9 AM- 9 PM daily.

FREE Summer Mobile Recreation Program runs annually, mornings June-July. Call 803-321-1015 for dates, times, and locations.

Click here to learn more about our Newberry Arts Center Program!

Annual Special Events Hosted by the City of Newberry:

Tourism Promotion

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

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! 803.321.1015

Scott S. Sawyer, Director

Collin Shealy, Deputy Director

Johnnie Caldwell, Program Manager

Josh Ammons, Program Coordinator

Mary Alex Kopp, Tourism and Events Manager

Marquerite Palmer, Arts and Senior Program Coordinator

Sharon Graham, Program Coordinator

Bridget Carey, Administrative Assistant