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Ray Hopkins Senior Center
203 Corn Rd., Mauldin SC 29662
Senior programs: (864) 234-3488
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Mission: To involve and inform senior citizens (55 and up) by providing quality programs, services and activities to contribute to each person’s mental, physical and social well-being by reinforcing the belief that age has no boundaries and that each person has a vital role in his/her community.

What we do and who we are: We coordinate a variety of activities including card games, bingo, quilting, dominoes, exercise, ladies teas, guest speakers, local and overnight trips, monthly birthday parties, dramas, trips to downtown Greenville theaters, concerts and baseball games, bunko, computer classes, craft classes, AARP tax assistance and special events.

There are occasional day trips and two- to three-day trips offered. Seniors attend special events at local theaters and special luncheons/parties are held throughout the year.

  • Monthly activities, events, games and outings.
  • Monthly newsletter
  • No membership fee (nominal fees for certain activities apply)
  • Individuals 55+ are welcome to join us.
  • Exercise classes with a certified instructor are offered daily.
  • A fitness room is available for use Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Mauldin Sports Center – Mauldin Recreation Center
10 City Center Dr., Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 335-4875
www.cityofmauldin.org/recreation

The City of Mauldin has a great facility to benefit the health and well-being of its members who are both residents and nonresidents of Mauldin. The Sports Center features 3,800 square feet of treadmills, elliptical and cross training machines, recumbent bikes, weight machines, plate loaded machines and free weights. Members also enjoy specialty items such as a reverse hyperextension machine for speed training, a Power Runner for speed training, a handicap accessible multi gym and a rowing machine. Those interested in aerobics have plenty of options with classes like switching and circuit training and spinning. The 12,800-square-foot gymnasium allows athletes to play volleyball and basketball.

Youth sports programs cover a variety of sports and activities:

Baseball/softball (ages 4-16) Sign-ups are usually in February and around 700 youth participate. The program is affiliated with Dixie Youth Baseball Incorporated. Games are played with the surrounding communities of Fountain Inn, Simpsonville and Greer.

Football (ages 6-12) Sign-ups are usually in July. The program participates in the Golden Strip Football League. Around 250 youth participate. Postseason all-star play is done through South Carolina Athletic Providers (SCAP).

Basketball (ages 6-12) Sign-ups are usually in November. This is an in-house league with around 325 players participating each year. The basketball program is offered for both girls and boys. Postseason all-star play is done through SCAP.

Cheerleading (ages 6-14) Sign-ups typically run the month of May. This sport is offered to boys and girls. There are about 75 cheerleaders that participate each year.

Lacrosse (ages 6-13) Sign-ups usually run in March. This program is offered for both girls and boys. This is our newest program offering and has around 50 participants.

Events

The Mauldin Recreation Department also participates and helps organize other family events and activities to benefit the community. The Mauldin Miracle League calls Sunset Park its home and provides baseball for children with disabilities. Sunset Park is also the home of the Mauldin Maulers, which is a wheelchair softball team for adults. The Maulers host an annual tournament that brings teams from around the country into the City of Mauldin. Mauldin has also hosted games and tournaments for the growing international sports of rugby and cricket.

The Recreation Department assists in the organization of the Veterans Day and Memorial Day services at the Mauldin Veterans Memorial each year. The most popular event each year in the City of Mauldin is the annual Easter Egg Drop. This event takes place at Sunset Park and brings thousands of participants each year to Mauldin.

Parks

The City of Mauldin offers five parks for everyone’s enjoyment. These parks offer playing fields, walking paths, playgrounds and shelters. The shelters are a popular attraction for birthday parties, picnics and other celebrations. The shelters can easily be rented by calling the Recreation Department. Our playgrounds are typically full of children and our walking paths are well utilized by all-aged adults.

City Park (Corn and Butler roads)

  • Three baseball/softball diamonds
  • Picnic shelter
  • Full court basketball (outdoor)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Concession stand
  • Batting cage
  • Press box
  • Walking trail

Springfield Park (Hyde Circle)

  • Five baseball/softball diamonds
  • Picnic shelter
  • Full court basketball (outdoor)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Concession stands
  • Batting cage
  • Press box
  • Football field

Sunset Park (Fowler Road)

  • Four baseball/softball diamonds
  • Two picnic shelters
  • Half-court basketball (outdoor)
  •  Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Concession stand
  • Batting cage
  • Press box
  • Walking trail
  • Miracle League field
  • Two multi-purpose fields

Pineforest Park (Lanewood and Mapleton Road)

  • Walking trail
  • Playground
  • Green space

City Center Park (Butler Road)

  • Walking path
  • Amphitheater
  • Veterans memorial
  • Multi-use area