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Simpsonville Playgrounds open after a month of shut-down due to Coronavirus
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By 106.3 WORD

After more than a month of shut-down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the City of Simpsonville will open playground to the public Saturday, May 30th.

This included the Heritage Park Railway.

Shelters will also be available for reservations by calling the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 864-967-9533.

Complimenting the opening of playgrounds, and perhaps the best news, the FREE, summer-long scavenger hunt throughout Greenville County is back in action!

Simpsonville is participating in "Park Hop," which encourages children and families to "discover featured parks throughout the summer while searching for answers to clues within each park."

All are invited to participate and can register at 

Social Distancing rules still apply.  City Officials are asking the public to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines to decrease the spread of the virus.


Press Release from the City of Simpsonville below:

Simpsonville, S.C. — City of Simpsonville playgrounds will open Saturday after having been closed more than a month in the interest of public health.

Officials closed playgrounds, public restrooms and parks in March in accordance with national guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to help slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Alder, City, College and Heritage parks and the Dog Spot were reopened in April. Public restrooms and shelters will reopen Saturday in addition to playgrounds.

Parks & Recreation Director Robbie Davis said the phased opening effectively balances public health with quality of life.

“Public health is the top priority for the City of Simpsonville and Parks & Recreation Department, and that has guided us in deciding what to reopen and when to do so,” Davis said.

The public can rent shelters again and may call the Parks & Recreation Department at 864-967-9533 to reserve them. Heritage Park Railway, a replica locomotive train, will also reopen Saturday.

Now that playgrounds and parks are again open, Park Hop, the free summer-long scavenger hunt across Greenville County, is in full-swing. The City of Simpsonville is participating in the scavenger hunt and encourages the public to visit to register for it.

City officials are asking the public to follow CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19, which can be found by visiting

 For more information, contact Justin Lee Campbell, community relations specialist, at




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