Park Hop is a free, summer-long scavenger hunt in parks across Greenville County, marked by a Kick-Off Celebration in mid-May and a Closing Celebration in early August. This adventure-themed scavenger hunt encourages children and families to discover featured parks throughout the summer while searching for answers to clues within each park. Participants can earn local prizes like a LiveWell Greenville swag bag, water park passes, Greenville Drive vouchers, and a Park Hop t-shirt by visiting parks! Explore our website to learn how you and your family can start Park Hoppin’.
Park Hop History and Goals
Beginning in 2013, Park Hop was developed in partnership with all of Greenville’s park and recreation agencies as one solution to combat childhood obesity. Parks and recreation opportunities are great ways for children and families to be active and maintain good health, so LiveWell Greenville and the parks and recreation departments – City of Fountain Inn, Greenville, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Travelers Rest and Greenville County – got together to create the first Park Hop adventure and the momentum has grown each year.
We hope that by participating in Park Hop, you and your family can get outside, be active, and discover the wonderful parks and all of their amenities through this summer adventure. Please join us on this fun-filled journey!
Park Hop Goals:
- Increase Parks Usage and Discovery
- Create an awareness and appreciation of parks across Greenville County
- Increase physical activity for youth and adults.
- Establish an annual tradition for all to enjoy
How it works
The Park Hop locations and clues are released in mid-May each summer with a Kick-Off Celebration, full of activities and games for all to enjoy. Use either our mobile app or paper passport to complete the clues at your own pace throughout the summer. Submit your clues by the announced deadline for a chance to win fun, local prizes at our Park Hop Closing Celebration. Finally, the Greenville Drive also celebrates Park Hop with a Play Day at the park, where the Park Hop grand prize winner throws out the first pitch of the ball game and kids can run the bases after the game!
Click here the Scavenger Hunt button to the left to learn more!
Park Hop would not be possible without the support of the parks and recreation departments across Greenville County. Thank you for your ongoing support and efforts to connect people with parks to make a healthier Greenville!
Safe Kids Upstate and Cunningham Recreation have sponsored our Kick-Off and Closing Celebration and helped make it a success!
We would also like to acknowledge the Greenville Drive, Kidding Around Greenville, iOnGreenville, the Greenville News, and Cabela’s for their continual support of Park Hop.