Mauldin recreation programs are first rate. About 3,500 children and seniors are active members of Mauldin Recreation programs. The recreation department operates youth sports leagues in baseball, softball, football, basketball, cheerleading and soccer. For active seniors, the Ray W. Hopkins Mauldin Senior Center offers a large gymnasium and full activities schedule.
Mauldin has over 70 acres of parks. Springfield Park on Hyde Circle is home to baseball fields and a paved basketball court. City Park on East Butler Road features sprawling sports fields, a pedestrian walking trail and picnic shelters. Sunset Park, home to the only wheelchair softball field in the Southeast, also offers walking trails with picnic shelters.
Blue Ridge Mountains
In addition to city offerings, Mauldin is fortunate to be located in close proximity to a variety of other activities. With the Blue Ridge Mountains a short drive away, there’s also hiking, whitewater rafting, horse back riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and spectacular waterfalls to discover. The Atlantic Coast and historic Charleston are an easy weekend getaway down I-385 and I-26.
Adjacent to Mauldin is Lake Conestee, one of the area’s finest landmarks, offering historical and natural beauty. Lake Conestee Nature Park includes the 145-acre Lake Conestee property. The Conestee property features bottomland forests, meadows and wetlands for beavers, otters, wild turkey, heron, deer and many other species of wildlife. When completed, Lake Conestee Nature Park is expected to offer nature trails, river access, wildlife viewing stations, a conference facility and an educational center. It also serves as an educational lab for school children and college students and it offers ongoing environmental and archaeological research opportunities for students.
Mauldin will provide dedicated bike lanes incorporated into existing and modified roadways that allow bicyclists to travel in a separate lane. Mauldin’s Greenways Plan identifies 11 greenways/bike trails for development. The greenways are the major drainage ways for meandering creeks and rivers located throughout the city.