Active Living

LiveWell Greenville focuses on active living initiatives to support and increase accessibility to safe, convenient places to be active across Greenville County.  Current initiatives include Open Community Use and advocating for Complete Streets.  Open Community Use Taskforce develops opportunities for collaboration between schools, municipalities, and faith based organizations to establish a policy enabling the greater community access to outdoor recreation facilities.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Sabrina Smith at

LiveWell Greenville supports the growth and maintenance of our public parks and trails systems in order to increase accessibility to safe, convenient places to be active.

Eat Smart Move More Physical Activity Resources

Park Hop
Park Hop is LiveWell Greenville’s summer-long, countywide scavenger hunt. Each summer, a variety of parks are featured with fun clues designed to encourage the entire family to get active and enjoy one of Greenville County’s best assets, our parks!
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department provides a mobile recreation (MobiRec) vehicle designed to increase opportunities for youth to participate in safe, quality, structured play and recreation in areas where services are not available.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ready, Set, Play! Designated as a Playful City USA, the City of Greenville is continuing to prioritize the importance of bringing recreation and play opportunities to members of its communities through Playstreet events. As an initiative to increase opportunities for interactive play among our youth, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department organizes Playstreets to promote fellowship in a fun, active, and family-friendly atmosphere. With the addition of our Mobile Recreation Vehicle (Mobi-Rec), the possibilities for creating safe, structured, and organized play are immeasurable. With an energetic staff, a passion for play, and equipment galore, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department is driven to bringing play, fellowship, and laughter back to the streets of our communities.
For more information, please contact 864-467-4351.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Park Heroes
Greenville County’s Park Heroes initiative encourages the community to get involved in the maintenance and support of parks around the entire county.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LiveWell Near You Map
Greenville County has an abundance of safe, convenient options for active living and healthy eating.  Check out our LiveWell Near You Map for over a hundred places where people of all ages and interests can be physically active and purchase fresh, local produce. From parks to playgrounds, walking tracks to trails, lakes to pools and produce markets to community supported agriculture (CSA) – they might be just around the corner!

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to improve access to healthy activity and recreation opportunities throughout Greenville County.

Key Partners

City of Fountain Inn
City of Greenville
City of Greer
City of Mauldin
City of Simpsonville
City of Travelers Rest
Cunningham Recreation
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville Drive
Kidding Around Greenville
Paris Mountain State Park
USC Arnold School of Public Health

At Play Workgroup

Members of the At Play workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the At Play Community Action Plan.  The LWG At Play Partnership Coordinator and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At Play workgroup provides guidelines for best practices that support access to physical activity and technical support provided by the At Play Partnership Coordinator and the Evaluation Specialist.

Physical Activity Options

The At Play workgroup oversees the LiveWell Park Hop scavenger hunt and supports the expansion of and access to recreational programs by collaborating with local park agencies.

Park Hop: This study assesses the effectiveness of the 2014 Park Hop campaign in increasing park usage, park discovery, and physical activity within parks, as well as overall satisfaction and enjoyment of the Park Hop program. The Park Hop program included 19 parks and recreation venues across Greenville County during summer 2014. Observations of park use and physical activity occured in 2 Park Hop parks and 2 matched control parks not included in the program. Study participants included children and families completing the Park Hop Scavenger Hunt using either the Park Hop paper passport or the Park Hop mobile scavenger hunt app.  Click to view the evaluation summary Park-Hop: valuation of an inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity among youth in Greenville County, SC. In addition, click here to see Park Hop’s Logic Model.

Parks & Environmental Justice: The purpose of the study is to examine if the availability, features, and quality of parks in Greenville County, SC are equitably distributed across demographic indicators (e.g., income, race, education) and to examine the relationship between park availability, features, and quality and childhood obesity levels. Click to view the evaluation summary Parks, Environmental Justice, and Childhood Obesity in Greenville, SC

At Play Evaluation Team

LiveWell Greenville places an emphasis on evaluating all community-based projects with the goal of developing and implementing best practices in each of our community settings. To learn more about our collaborative, multi-university evaluation team that engages researchers from multiple Social and Behavioral Health disciplines and please click here.

At Play Presentations and Publications

2014 South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Conference: “Park Hop: Inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity among youth in Greenville County, SC” Click here to view the presentation

2014 Active Living Research Conference: “Park Hop: An inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity in Greenville, SC” that highlights collaboration with the LiveWell Greenville evaluation team for the For Fun Group and the BEACH Lab.  Click to view the Active Living Research 2014 Park Hop Poster

BEACH Lab Final Logo

Recent News

Hop into Park Hop 2020!

The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!

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82 Partners Recognized at The Wellies

On Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St. Francis Wellness Arena, LiveWell Greenville hosted second annual Wellies! Close to 300 people celebrated 82 partners for adopting 1,415 healthy eating and active living policies, systems and environments impacting approximately 53,400 individuals.

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The Wellies: LiveWell’s 2nd Annual Recognition Celebration

Celebrate making Greenville County one of the healthiest communities to live, learn, work, play and pray. Register today to attend The Wellies: LiveWell’s Second Annual Recognition Event on Thursday, September 19 from 10:30am- 12:30pm at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. This year, we invite the entire coalition and the public to recognize LiveWell Coalition Partners making the healthy choice the easy choice.

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