Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
1323 College Street - P.O. Box 538
Newberry, SC 29108
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
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
Youth Football & Cheerleading Ages 6-12
Season: August- November
KinderKickers Soccer Ages 3-5
Season: September - October
Youth Basketball Ages 6-16
Season: December - February
Youth Baseball & Softball Ages 3-16
Season: March- June
Summer Baseball Ages 9-12
Season: June- August
Adult Softball and 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. www.oaklandtenniscenter.com
FREE Summer Mobile Recreation Program runs annually, mornings June-July. Call 803-321-1015 for dates, times, and locations.
- Free Family Movie Nights- Seasonal- Visit our web calendar for dates.
- Healthy Chili Cook-Off- Held annually the Saturday before the Super Bowl, 11am-1:30pm in Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry
- Spring Fling Weekend Kickoff: Irish Fling- Held annually the Friday before Saint Patrick's Day in Downtown Newberry
- The SummerFun/Horseshoe Pitchers Pro Tour Tournament- Held annually in April in Marion Davis Park
- Pork in the Park- Held annually the 3rd weekend in April from 11am-3:30pm in Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry
- Taste of Newberry- Held annual the 3rd Friday in May from 5pm to 9pm at the Friend Building in Downtown Newberry
- Open Streets Newberry- a healthy lifestyle and community fair the first Saturday in June in Downtown Newberry
- National Night Out- First Tuesday in August from 6-8pm
- Newberry Oktoberfest- Held annually on the first Saturday in October, 10am-6pm in Downtown Newberry
- Main Street Lights- Official Community Christmas Tree Lighting Held annually the Friday before Thanksgiving, from 6pm- 8pm at Community Hall in Downtown Newberry
- Other Newberry Christmas Events include North Pole Nights, Gingerbread House Competition, and Santa's Neighborhood Tour.
- Click here for the City of Newberry Web Calendar that lists events throughout town as information is made available
The Department has produced several guides that may be handy for long-time residents and visitors alike. The publications include:
- City of Newberry Visitors Guide
- City Street Map (includes County roads)
- Wells Japanese Garden Guide
- Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour
- Historic Neighborhood Tour-College Street Area
- Main Street Motion Downtown Fitness Routes
- "Living in Newberry" Brochure
- You can also download our mobile app in your app store by searching "Visit Newberry, SC"
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
Marquerite Palmer, Arts and Senior Program Coordinator
Mary Alex Kopp, Tourism and Events Manager
Sharon Graham, Program Coordinator