Sumter boasts more than 30 parks, ranging from cozy "green spaces" that offer a few moments' relaxation during a break from a hectic day, to fully-equipped outdoor sports complexes. Our parks are situated at various locations throughout the city and county, and offer a variety of amenities and services.

For complete information on parks hours and facilities, please call 1-800-688-4748 or contact the Tourism Department at

Parks and Trails
City Parks Map (PDF*)




Dillon Park

Pinkney Park
Shaw Park


Benton Park
Bicentennial ParkPalmetto Park Playground
Chamber Park
Herbert Park
Lindley Park
Parker Street Park
Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Vim Park
Volunteer Park



There are numerous playgrounds available in the City and County. Children can run and play in the beautiful South Carolina weather virtually year round.Boys and Girls Soccer


Dillon Park


Birnie H.O.P.E Park

North H.O.P.E. Park
Crosswell Park
Dunway Park
Eastwood Park
Jenkins Center
Lafayette CenterCycling
Lawton Park
McCray's Mill Park
Memorial Park
Moore Street Park
Optimist Club Park
Swan Lake Iris Gardens

South Sumter Park




SPORTS STOPS HERE! Whether you play for fun or love the thrill of competition, Sumter is the place for sporting events. Softball, baseball, soccer, swimming, or tennis "sports stops here" in Sumter!Patriot Park - Softball


Dillon Park (soccer, football, softball, golf, walking track, equestrian ring)
Greater Township Community Center (softball)
Mayesville Community Center (softball, swimming)
Patriot Park Sportsplex (soccer, softball, baseball)
Spectrum Center (softball)24 Hard Court - Palmetto Tennis Center


Artillery Park (softball)
Memorial Park (tennis)
Morris College Park (tennis)
Palmetto Tennis Center (tennis)
Palmetto Park (softball & tennis)City of Sumter Aquatics Center
Riley Ball Park (baseball)
South Sumter Park (basketball, softball, tennis)
City of Sumter Aquatics Center (swimming)



Sumter is nestled under beautiful southern skies and surrounded by green grass, tall pines and hard wood trees. Picnics have never been so picturesque. Picnics in the summer breeze with the sounds of birds and the laughter of children remind us of what we are missing during our busy and hectic everyday life commitments. Stopping for a moment to enjoy a picnic with your family or just alone with a book will brighten your day.

 National Enduro Racing

Cypress Park
Dillon Park

Mill Creek Park


Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Crosswell Park
North H.O.P.E Park

Birnie H.O.P.E. Park

TRAILSFall Manchester Trail Ride

Cypress Park (Cypress Trail)
Manchester State Forest (equestrian, ATV/OHV)
Poinsett State Park (Palmetto Trail)


CityPlowden Pond at Shot Pouch Trail
Crosswell Park .2 miles
Cypress Trail 
Memorial Park .4
North H.O.P.E Park .2 miles
Shot Pouch Trail 
South Sumter Park .2 miles 
Swan Lake .8 miles
Vim Park .1 miles 
Swan Lake Iris Gardens Spring Time


Shaw Park


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