Parks & Recreation

Fountain Inn Recreation Department & the Activities Center is about creating community through People, Parks, and Programs. Youth sports remain an important part of the city’s recreation offerings: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Tackle & Flag Football and Volleyball are offered each season. The popularity of youth sports has resulted in expanded programs, as well as an adult softball league, that on average hosts upwards of 18 teams.

The Activities Center provides a multi-purpose facility for people of all ages, with a full-court gymnasium, fitness center and meeting space. Senior activities are free of charge to those ages 55 and over, and include exercise classes, walking, health screenings and educational workshops, crafts and special interest groups.

The Parks and Recreation department also sponsors several community events throughout the year: The annual Soap Box Derby Race on Aunt Het and a 1-Mile Kids Run/5K Rudolph Run in December,  and a city and community-wide Veterans Day ceremony.

The department manages nearly 50 acres of public parks, exceeding the national average for towns of this size. Seven parks offer residents a place to play, relax and exercise: Georgia Street Park, Country Chase Fitness Park, Country Gardens Greenway, Fairview Street Park, Sanctified Hill Park, PD Terry City Park and the newly reconstructed Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex (formerly known as Woodside Park).

The renovations at Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex include three baseball/softball fields, playground, Miracle League field, multi-purpose field, press box, restrooms and concession areas. The new park will open March 2020.

As Fountain Inn continues to grow, the parks and recreation department is looking forward to meeting the needs and goals of the community through expanding and upgrading all facilities in years to come.

Russ Haltiwanger
Parks & Recreation Director