Aiken County Parks
We like to play hard and often in Aiken County. Our parks play a vital role in tourism as well as leisure activities. We invite you to visit our parks and play along. Competition is a key element at several parks as we entertain many tournaments in the fields of soccer, softball, baseball, tennis and rowing.
Langley Pond is the world’s largest pond! Just short of being a lake, this refreshing body of water plays hosts to regattas, triathlons, water ski and wakeboard competitions. It’s the perfect place to water-ski, jet ski, swim, fish, picnic, or paddleboard. Leashed dogs are welcome and there is a large swimming area with a sandy beach for getting a great tan. There are no lifeguards on duty at the pond. A bathhouse, playground, covered picnic area, grills, concession stand, boat ramp, special events area, and dock are on site to make family fun and corporate outings a breeze.
Aiken County Recreation Center
917 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Graniteville, SC
Aiken County Recreation Center, situated on about 8 acres, is located off of Hwy 1 in Graniteville, SC. Amenities include a new playground built in 2016, covered picnic shelter, multipurpose room, concession stand (during the summer), kitchen, open green space, dirt walking trail, picnic tables, benches, and 2 recently renovated basketball courts. The Recreation Center is a great place for family reunions, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and many other events. The Recreation Center hosts a 10-week summer camp, a yearly Halloween event, and many other activities. The park recently received a major overhaul with the addition of a brand new outdoor swimming pool (lifeguards on duty), new pump house, completely renovated bathhouse with showers, and a freshly repaved parking lot that added a new parking area near the shelter.
Often referred to as Aiken County’s hidden Jewel. Boyd Pond, is a 210 acre park that was the former Savannah River Site’s employee recreation facility. It is heavily wooded creating a very cool canopy with four ballfields, two soccer fields, two miles of hiking trails, over 6 miles of mountain bike trails, six shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms in addition to the 30 acre fishing pond, fishing pier, boardwalk, boat ramp, multiple rentable picnic shelters, outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball court, playground and observatory. Bird watchers are a familiar site at this park. Boyd Pond Park offers a free, self-guided program that combines bird-watching and geocaching. While you search for a woodpecker or red tailed hawk, you’ll also have the opportunity to find other treasures in the form of geocaches. Visit the GEOCACHING website for coordinates and more information.
In 2016, an 18-hole disc golf course was added to the former Par 3 golf course area. The course features turf tee pads, practice basket, picnic area, and a course designed for all skill levels of play. Picnic Tables, benches, and grills are spread throughout the park, which offer great views of Boyd Pond and the beautiful natural environment around it.
Boyd Observatory Program
The 1st and 3rd Saturday evening at dark, weather permitting. Look up and see the world beyond our own. Boyd Observatory offers great FREE programs. Weekend programs are designed to expose young visitors to the basic science of astronomy. Accommodates up to 12 visitors. Reservations are recommended.
For more information contact Vincent DiPietro at 803-642-0314.
Open daily from dawn til dusk. Click here for directions.
Listine Gunter Courtney Center
49 Roy St., Wagener, SC
The Center houses an Aiken County EMS station and Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism offices. The Aiken Area Council on Aging serves meals to citizens over age 60 from Monday to Friday. Senior Programs, such as Bingo, Senior 101 Fun, Canasta, and other activities are geared toward those over age 55. The facility also features a sewing room, exercise room, computer stations, and free Wi-Fi for guests. The building is also available for rentals on a reservation basis. With a capacity of 100-150 people, the Courtney Centers perfect for your next big event. Call for more details on programs or to book the facility.
Residents in eastern Aiken County can now pay their taxes, register vehicles, apply for high mileage and receive their registrations & decals for renewals on vehicles taxes without having to drive to Aiken. These services are available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Roy Warner Park
6021 Roy Warner Park Ln., Wagener, SC
Roy Warner Memorial Park was dedicated to Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in 1986. The park is located two miles outside of Wagener off Hwy 39. This original park includes three ball fields, a recently resurfaced basketball court with new Plexiglas backboards, picnic shelter, multiple benches and outdoor grills, playground area, concession stand, and community center. Roy Warner Park is home of the Wagener Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball program. The ball fields and community center are available for rent for your special event.
In 2011, Aiken County purchased the adjacent Young Farmers of Wagener property in the hopes of park expansion. Opening in the spring of 2017, the new property now features a football/soccer field, concession stand with bathrooms, maintenance building, and a newly paved parking lot and front entrance. Youth football, flag football, soccer, and events will be held on the new field, which is the first football field in the Aiken County park system. Call for more information on sports programs or booking the facility.
4181 Augusta Rd., Clearwater, SC
Harrison-Caver Park is located off of Hwy 421 in Clearwater, SC. Park amenities include a lighted basketball court, large playground, lighted tennis courts, 6/10 of a mile lighted walking track, community center with rentable space, picnic areas throughout, concession stand and recently renovated outdoor restrooms. The tennis courts were resurfaced in 2015 with new court lighting installed the following year, and now host tennis lessons throughout the year. The 3 softball fields and soccer field are great for practices, pick-up games, tournaments, and more. New benches and swings were installed throughout the park in 2016, as well as strategic land clearing for great views and fishing in park bordering Horse Creek. The community center is a great place for meetings, birthday parties, and small family reunions.
Located in Aiken County, Aiken State Park sits nestled along the South Edisto River in an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Aiken’s most notable attraction is the still, black water of the South Edisto River – fishing and canoeing are both popular here. A 1.7-mile canoe and kayak trail winds down the South Fork of the Edisto River. Fishing for bream, bass and catfish can be enjoyed from along the bank.
Located in Aiken, South Carolina, Gravatt is an Episcopal,year-round retreat center and summer youth camp. Gravatt is a sanctuary for the ministry of faith formation, hospitality, leadership development, and environmental stewardship.
Located in Graniteville, SC, this beautifully landscaped park and immaculate multipurpose facility offer a variety of athletics and recreational programs for all ages to enjoy. Memberships are now available to anyone, in or out of the boundaries.
Bequeathed to the City of Aiken by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, this 14 acre estate was opened in 1969 as a public garden. Radiating throughout the gardens is a network of paths shaded under 100 year old live oaks. It is believed that Mrs. Iselin planted the deodar cedars and live oaks which still grace Hopelands Gardens today. The lazy curves of the paths and garden borders lead visitors throughout a wonderful variety of experiences sure to please visitors of all ages.
Like many small towns and communities across America, North Augusta was on the brink of losing its distinctive character to the forces of commerce and enterprise. Change in the streetscape of America is inevitable and, in many cases, desirable. The streets and buildings that give character to a neighborhood, however, are part of a community heritage that should be passed from one generation to the next.
The Riverview Park Activities Center is the hub of North Augusta’s parks and recreation facilities. Built in 1994, the 94,000 square foot center anchors the city’s 149-acre Riverview Park.
Gardner Key Park (Belvedere Dixie Youth)
410 Hazel St.,
North Augusta, SC
Ball fields, batting cage, concession stand, and playground.
Parks, Playgrounds, & Natural Areas Citizens Park Sports Complex
On the Savannah River & a stretch of the beautiful Greeneway. Large grassy area, pavilion and a dock.
Other Aiken County Parks
131 Weaver St.
Spann Hammond Park
124 Spann Hammond Rd.
Beech Island, SC
Crescent Cities Park
Brick Pond Park
N. Augusta, SC
Aiken Veteran’s Park
1435 Richland Ave., Aiken, SC
226 Pine St.
Spider Web Park
813 Williston Rd.
Beech Island, SC
400 Kershaw St. NE
Aiken, SC 803-642-7634
738 Old Edgefield Rd.
N. Augusta, SC
Horse Creek Veteran’s Park
Johnny Wood Park
109 Swathmore Ave.
North Augusta, SC 29841
117 Johnson Rd.
Salley Town Park
N. Augusta Boat Landing
End of Hammonds Ferry Drive
N. Augusta, SC
Wade Hampton Veteran’s Park
N. Augusta, SC
White Pond Community Center
321 White Pond Rd.
Aiken Library Park
(Special Needs Accessible)
314 Chesterfield St. S