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SUPPLEMENT TO "Public Places To Be Active In Sumter County, South Carolina"
(Includes website addresses for maps and other information and additional public places to be active.)
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Location Walking track/trail Hours Play-ground Swimming Other
Alice Drive Middle School Track
40 Miller Road, Sumter
Located behind the school. 
(803) 775-0821

Visit the website

Yes
Outdoor track
Walkers are encouraged to walk before 8:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday when school is in session. The track is open on weekends for use anytime. It is closed during track and field practices and events.      
Bates Middle School Track
715 Estate Street, Sumter
Located in front of the school. (803) 775-0711

Visit their website

Yes
Dirt track
Walkers are encouraged to walk before 8:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The track is open on weekends for use anytime.  It is closed during track and field and football practices and events.  Signs are posted about attire.      
Benton Park
Located off Benton Drive, on Benton Court in Sumter.
Visit the Benton Park website
Public Park maps
  Open daily dawn to dusk.     Open green space
Bicycling routes
Maps can be obtained at Sumter County Active Lifestyles, Sumter County Recreation & Parks, 155 Haynsworth St., Sumter. 
(803) 774-3860/3861
       
Eleven routes on the map. Maps can be printed from website.
Birnie HOPE Center
210 S. Purdy Street, Sumter
(803) 436-2252
(803) 436-2645

Visit Their Website

Yes
Grassy area for walking. May walk in gym during designated hours.
Center hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Between 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., the public may walk inside the gym.  Walking around the baseball field is allowed from 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Playground equipment   Aerobics classes are offered.  Call for more information about aerobics and other organized activities.
Cherryvale Track
4340 Confederate Road, Sumter
Located at the Cherryvale Community Center.
(803) 494-4332
Map of Cherryvale Track
Yes
Asphalt track and wooded walking trail. 7 laps on the asphalt track is one mile.
The walking tracks are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Playground  equipment   Picnic shelter.
Softball and baseball field. Outdoor basketball court. Open green space.
City of Sumter Aquatics Center
1115 S. Lafayette Drive, Sumter
(803) 774-3998
Visit their website
  Open mid-May through mid-October.  Call for open swim times and days. Outdoor pool   Picnic area
Crosswell Park
301 Crosswell Drive, Sumter
Adjacent to Crosswell Elementary School.
Individual Maps
Yes
1/3-mile paved track
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – dusk. Playground equipment Water spray park Picnic shelter
Crystal Lakes Golf Course
1305 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive, Sumter
Off North Pike Road, near the National Guard Armory. (803) 775-1902
Sumter County Golf Information
  Open daily 7 a.m. to dusk. Fees apply.      
Cypress Park
Off N. Wise Drive.  Also accessed from Dillon Park.
(803) 436-2248
Dillon Park Cypress Trail Map
Cypress Park Web Page
Yes
¼-mile natural-surface trail within Cypress Park.  This trail connects with the six-mile Cypress Trail.
Open daily dawn to dusk.      Picnic shelter
Cypress Trail
N. Wise Drive or from 1250 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive. Near the intersection of Jefferson Road and Wise Drive.
Cypress Trail Map
Cypress Trail Web Page

Yes
6-mile natural surface trail through woods and open grassy areas

Open daily dawn to dusk.     Mountain biking
Dillon Park
1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive, Sumter.   Off North Pike Road, next to the National Guard Armory.
(803) 436-2248
Dillon Park Cypress Trail Map
Dillon Park Web Page

Yes
One-mile paved and lit walking track. 

Open daily dawn to midnight.  Playground equipment     Picnic shelter
Softball, baseball and soccer fields
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Nature Trail
Trail originates on Mills Street, between E. Sumter St. and S. Main St. E., Mayesville

Yes
Paved linear trail is approximately 1.5 miles.

Open daily dawn to dusk     Historical markers
Dunway Park
Located off Dunway Drive in Sumter.
Dunway Park Web Page
Dunway Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Swing set and jungle gym   Outdoor basketball court
Eastwood Park
Located off Boulevard Road in Sumter.
Eastwood Park Web Page
Eastwood Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground Jungle gym, swings   Outdoor basketball court.
Picnic tables
Open space
Ebenezer "Get Fit Trail"
4580 Queen Chapel Rd., Dalzell
At the Ebenezer Community Center.
(803) 469-7867
Ebenezer Trail Map

Yes
Asphalt track.  10 laps is 1 mile.

Walking track is open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Playground equipment   Outdoor basketball court
Open space
Fulton Park
Located off Fulton Street, Sumter
Fulton Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk. Playground equipment   Basketball court
Herbert Park
Located off Herbert Circle.
City Parks Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk.     Open space
Historical Walk of Central Downtown Sumter
129 S. Harvin Street, Sumter.  Walk begins at Clyburn Transportation Center. 
Online Map
Yes
2.2 -mile sidewalk route
      Historical markers Shopping
Jenkins Center Park
Off Oakland Avenue in Sumter
Jenkins Center Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk

Playground equipment

  Outdoor basketball court
Lawton Park
Located on Lawton Circle off W. Liberty Street between Swan Lake and Second Mill Pond in Sumter.
Lawton Park Map
Lawton Park Web Page
  Open daily dawn to dusk. Swing set   Outdoor basketball court
Open space
Lindley Park
Between Lindley Avenue and Lesesne Drive.
Lindley Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk     Open space
Logan Park
Between Logan Street and Northwestern Avenue
Logan Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground   Basketball court
Manchester State Forest
6740 Headquarters Road, Wedgefield
(803) 494-8196
(803)-494-4885
Manchester State Forest Web Page

Yes
Natural surface trails
Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hiking trails generally open from sun-up to sundown.  Exceptions apply.  Call or check website.     Mountain biking,
Fishing,
Horseback riding,
pistol & rifle range. Permits are required for all activities except hiking. Permits can be obtained online at Manchester State Forest Headquarters, Manchester State Forest Rifle & Pistol Range or by mail.
Memorial Park Walk
110 N. Salem Avenue, Sumter
Online Map
Individual Map
Yes
Sidewalk  and natural surface one-mile route
Open daily dawn to dusk Playground equipment   Tennis court
Picnic area
Open space
Mill Creek County Park
7975 Milford Plantation Road, Pinewood
(803) 436-2248
Mill Creek County Park Web Page
Yes
Natural-surface trails
Open daily dawn to dusk.     Open space
Mountain biking
Fishing
Picnic area
Club house
Camping
(Must make reservations for camping and use of club house.)
Moore Street Park
Located on Moore Street in Sumter
Moore Street Park Web Page
Moore Street Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground with swing set and slides   Open space
Morris College Park
Off Church Street, close to Morris College in Sumter.
Morris College Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk. Playground equipment    
North HOPE Center
904 N. Main Street, Sumter
(803) 436-2691
HOPE Centers Web Page
Yes
The public may walk inside the gym.
Center hours Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The gym is usually available for walking during those hours.
    Free aerobics classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, 8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Chair aerobics is offered on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Other activities available. Call for more information.
North HOPE Park
Located on the corner of North Main and Vining Streets in Sumter. Next to North HOPE Center.
North HOPE Park Map
Yes
Concrete path
Open daily dawn to dusk.

Playground equipment

Water spray park Picnic area
Optimist Club Park
Located on the corner of Church and Pine Streets in Sumter.
Optimist Club Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground equipment   Outdoor basketball court
Palmetto Park
400 Theatre Drive, Sumter
Palmetto Park Web Page
Palmetto Park Map
 

Most park areas are open dawn to dusk.

Tennis courts and ball fields open for additional hours, dependent upon scheduled usage.
Playground equipment   Picnic area
Open green space
Tennis courts- call (803) 774-3969.
Softball/baseball- call (803) 436-2248
Palmetto Park Walk
400 Theatre Drive, Sumter Online Map
Yes
Three- mile sidewalk route along Wise Drive originating at Palmetto Park
      Restaurants close to the intersection of Alice Drive and Wise Drive.
Palmetto Trail
(803) 771-0870
Trail is accessed through six trailheads in Sumter County:
  • Packs Landing-9890 Packs Landing Road, Pinewood (803) 452-5514
  • Sparkleberry Landing- Sparkleberry Lane off Camp MacBoykin Road, Pinewood
  • Manchester Forest Headquarters- 6740 Headquarters Road, Wedgefield
  • Mill Creek County Park- 7975 Milford Plantation Road, Pinewood (803) 436-2248
  • Poinsett State Park- 6660 Poinsett Park Road, Wedgefield
  • Wateree Passage- Poinsett Park to Wateree River
Palmetto Trail Map
Yes
The Palmetto Trail runs through the entire state.  Approximately 25 miles of the Palmetto Trail runs through Manchester State Forest and Poinsett State Park in Sumter County.
     

Hiking
Mountain biking Other activities

Parker Street Park
On Parker Street in Sumter
Parker Street Park Web Page Parker Street Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk. Slides   Open play space
Patriot Park
200 General Drive, Sumter
Located off Patriot Parkway (SC 441) near the intersection of Loring Mill Road.
(803) 436-2248
Patriot Park Web Page
Yes
Concrete sidewalks and natural surface trails
Open daily dawn to dusk. Open additional hours for events.     Soccer
Baseball and softball
Bicycling
Open play areas
Green space
Poinsett State Park
6660 Poinsett Park Road
Wedgefield
(803) 494-8177
(803) 734-0156  (state parks)
(803) 734-1700 (general visitor information)
(866) 224-9339  (toll-free)
www.southcarolinaparks.com
Yes
Natural surface trails
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to dark year round.
Office hours 11:00 a.m. - noon & 4:00 -5:00 p.m.
Playground equipment   Canoeing and kayaking
Fishing
Horse trail
Camping
Picnic areas
Rembert Community Park
8420 Camden Highway
Rembert
(803) 432-2001
Visit Rember Community Website
  Open daily from dawn to dusk Playground equipment   Covered picnic shelter
Basketball court
Rembert/Rafting Creek Community Track
4050 Hwy 261 North, Rembert
At the Rembert-Rafting Creek Community Center.
(803) 432-3188.
Track Map
Yes
Asphalt track.
7.8 laps is 1 mile.
Walking track is open daily from dawn to dusk. Playground equipment   Softball and baseball field Outdoor basketball court
Picnic shelter
Open space
Rimini Community Park
8770 Camp MacBoykin Road, Rimini
(803) 432-2248
From Pinewood, follow Highway 120 southwest until it dead-ends at Camp MacBoykin Road.  Turn left.  Within a few miles, park will be on right.
Mapquest Map
  Open daily from dawn to dusk Playground equipment  

Open space
Covered picnic area

Rolling Creek Park
Located on Rolling Creek Road off Boulevard Road in Sumter.
Rolling Creek Park Web Page
Rolling Creek Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk. Slides   Open space
Salterstown Park
800 Salterstown Road, Sumter,
Located at the Salterstown Community Center.
(803) 773-0661
Salterstown Park Map
Yes
Asphalt track.
10 laps is one mile.
Open daily from
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Playground equipment   Softball and baseball field
Outdoor basketball court
Picnic areas
Open space
Shaw Park (General George Mabry Memorial Park)
Hwy 378/76 (just west of Sumter, prior to Shaw AFB)
(803) 436-2248
Shaw Park Web Page
  Open daily dawn to dusk.     Skateboard park
Place to fly model airplanes
Shiloh Community Center 
475 Pudding Swamp Road, Lynchburg
From I- 95, take Exit #141.
(843) 659-4201
Google Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground equipment   Open space behind community center
South HOPE Center
1125 Lafayette Boulevard, Sumter
(803) 436-2653
HOPE Centers Website
Yes
The public may walk inside the gym.
Center is open Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Gym is usually available for walking 8:00 -10:00 a.m. and 5:00.-7:00 p.m.
    Indoor basketball court
South Sumter Park
 630 S. Sumter Street, Sumter. 
803 436-2254
South Sumter Park Web Page
South Sumter Park Map
  Open daily dawn to dusk Playground equipment Water spray park Outdoor basketball court
Baseball field
Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department
155 Haynsworth Street, Sumter
(803) 436-2248
Visit Their Website
  Office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Hours for classes, sports and youth programs vary.     Dance classes
Exercise classes
Youth programs
Sports programs More
Sumter High School Environmental Center
2580 McCray’s Mill Road, Sumter
(803) 983-7811 (Ms. Thompson)
(803) 481-4480 (Mr. Will Floyd)
Enter through Gate 5 from Stadium Road, drive straight through the two parking lots, turning left at the Environmental Center sign.  Parking is located in the second parking lot nearest the baseball field and greenhouse.

Visit Their Website

Yes
Connected nature trails
Trails are open to the community on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. until dusk. 
On school holidays and weekends, trails are open from 9:00 a.m. until dusk. 
Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. until dusk.
     
Sumter Mall
1057 Broad Street, Sumter
(803) 775-6387

Website News Page

Yes The mall is open for walking Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Various exercise classes are held.  Call for information.
Swan Lake-Iris Gardens
822 W. Liberty Street, Sumter
(803) 436-2640
Online Map
Web Page
Additional Map
Yes
Natural surface, gravel and boardwalk trails.
The walk around the lake is ¾ mile.
Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. Open longer hours for scheduled events. Playground equipment, swings & slides
  Picnic areas Restaurant/grill open on weekends.
Open space
Tyl Trail
111 N. Harvin Street, Sumter
Online Map
Yes
Sidewalk routes in downtown Sumter
      Historical markers, shoppping
USC Sumter Sidewalk Trail
200 Miller Road, Sumter
(803) 775-8727
Online Map
Visit Website
Yes
One-mile marked sidewalk trail winding through the campus.
Open to the public when school is in session.     USC Sumter bookstore and grill open to the public.
V.I.M. Park
Middle and Wallace Streets.  Off of Broad Street in Sumter.
Online Map
Additional Map
Yes
Concrete walking path.  9.3 laps is one mile.
Open daily from dawn to dusk. Playground equipment.   Outdoor basketball court
Picnic table and grills
Wedgefield Park
Highway 261 South and Wedgefield Road (Highway 763),  Wedgefield
Online Map
Yes
Crushed granite & sand track.
Four laps is slightly over one mile.
Open daily dawn to dusk. Playground equipment   Softball and baseball field
Picnic area
Woods Bay State Natural Area
1120 Woods Bay Road, Olanta
(803) 775-8727
www.southcarolinaparks.com
Yes
Natural surface trails and board walk provide a 0.9- mile loop.
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.        Canoeing permitted when water levels are high enough.
Picnic shelters
YMCA Sumter
510 Miller Road, Sumter
(803) 773-1404
www.ymcasumter.org
Yes
Indoor walking track
Mon - Thu: 4:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri: 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Yes
Call for more information.
Athletics
Health and wellness activities
Seasonal events
Youth programs
Camps
Fees apply.
Y Walk/ Shot Pouch Creek Walk
Next to the YMCA.
Online Map
Yes
One-mile asphalt path
Open daily dawn to dusk.      
 
This Information was compiled by the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health Prevention Research Center and Sumter County Active Lifestyles. Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement by the University of South Carolina, Sumter County Active Lifestyles or the Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department. Individuals are advised to get full information about the amenities offered at a fitness club and the credentials of the staff. Information was accurate at the time of inclusion but is subject to change.