The City has over 24 parks, recreational trails, ballfields, gathering spaces and several miles of right-a-ways within City limits that are open to the public.
Our parks allow pets, on a leash, with one exception, Swan Lake Iris Gardens does not allow pets within the walking gated area. Pets are allowed in the parking areas only at Swan Lake Iris Gardens.
All parties and events on city grounds (parks, etc) must have prior written approval, some of these spaces are fee based, while others are free of charge, please contact the Visitors Center at 803-436-2640 for more information.
Sumter Leash Laws
The following items are prohibited in our parks:
- INFLATABLES (BOUNCE HOUSES, BALOONS, ETC.)
- LOUD MUSIC OR RADIOS
- POLES OR STAKED EQUIPMENT
- UNLEASHED PETS
Please click the following link for more information on Swan Lake Iris Gardens.
FACILITY APPLICATIONS AND RESERVATIONS
If you are interested in renting park facility, all applications for the City parks or facilities are received and approved through the Swan Lake Visitors Center located in the entrance of Swan Lake Iris Gardens on Liberty Street.
For more information please call the Swan Lake Visitors Center at 803-436-2640.
STREET AND TREE MAINTENANCE
The City streets are maintained by constant weed and litter control. There is a schedule which is arranged so that most streets are taken care of in a timely fashion. This is all part of the beautification process that the City of Sumter has so strongly tried to uphold.
Our tree maintenance program works to identify trees in need of trimming, cutting, and removal. They also plant new trees and work with the City / County Planning Commission to make sure Sumter is a more beautiful place to live with the expectations of recognizing Sumter as an Urban Forest.
The City entranceways are part of the City of Sumter's beautification program, maintained by Sumter Green. We take pride in our entranceways since they are to make a statement of how we pride ourselves in making sure Sumter is a beautiful place to live.
There are seven City entranceways which are located on Broad St. in front of K-mart, on Liberty St. in front of the Coca-Cola Plant, on Hwy 15 South, on Hwy 15 North, on Pinewood Rd., on Hwy 378 going towards Florence, and on Hwy 378 in front of Shaw AFB.
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