Things to Do in Mauldin SC
Ray Hopkins Senior Center – Mauldin Recreation
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
203 Corn Rd., Mauldin SC 29662
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, but not limited to, many 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.
Occasional day trips and two- to three-day trips are 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, including the Silver Sneakers program.
- A fitness room is available for use Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Mauldin Sports Center – Mauldin Recreation
10 City Center Dr., Mauldin, SC 29662
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. Mauldin Sports Center is devoted to strengthening the community through programs that promote total wellness, unique fitness and quality relationships. The Sports Center features 3,800 square feet of treadmills, elliptical and cross training machines, recumbent bikes, water rowers, weight machines, plate-loaded machines and free weights.
Members also enjoy specialty items such as a reverse hyper extension machine for speed training, a Power Runner for speed training, a handicapped-accessible multi gym. Those interested in group fitness have plenty of options with a wide variety of classes led by certified instructors. The Mauldin Sports Center also has an on-site nutritionist and hosts a wide variety of free educational seminars. Join one of the quarterly fitness challenges, enjoy an indoor walking track or climb the 32-foot rock climbing tower!
Every summer, the recreation department offers a summer program for members and non-members. Athletes play volleyball and basketball in the 12,800-square-foot gymnasium.
Below is an overview of each youth sports program:
Baseball/softball (ages 4-16 ) Sign-ups are usually in February. 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 through South Carolina Athletic Providers.
Basketball (ages 6-12) Sign-ups are usually in November. This in-house league has around 325 players each year. The basketball program is offered for both girls and boys. Postseason all-star play is through SCAP.
Cheerleading (ages 6-14) Sign-ups typically run the month of May. This sport is offered to boys and girls. About 75 cheerleaders 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.
The Mauldin Recreation Department also organizes other family events and activities to benefit the community. The Mauldin Miracle League plays at Sunset Park and provides baseball for children with disabilities. Sunset Park is also the home of the Mauldin Maulers, a wheelchair softball team for adults. The Maulers host an annual tournament that brings teams from around the country to Mauldin. The city has also hosted games and tournaments for the growing international sports of rugby and cricket.
Each March, the recreation department organizes and hosts a 5K run/walk benefiting SIDS research and prevention. This event begins and ends next to the Mauldin Sports Center, in the front of the Mauldin Cultural Center and is open to adults, children, pets and all levels of fitness.
The recreation department helps organize the Veterans Day and Memorial Day services at the Mauldin Veterans Memorial. 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.