About the Mission Statement

Your partner in community wellness.

The mission statement of the Spartanburg County Parks Department summarizes the department’s role in the ongoing improvement of Spartanburg County.  Successful communities believe that parks and recreation facilities and services are vitally important in promoting the emotional and physical wellness of citizens as well as the financial well-being of the community.

Parks in Spartanburg County have historically been viewed as a place to play ball or to have a family picnic. However, when the County Council created the Spartanburg County Parks Department in 2011, the Parks Department staff—with the guidance of elected leaders and using input from community partners and stakeholders—began re-envisioning the role that the Spartanburg County Parks Department should play within a growing and changing Spartanburg community.

The Financial and Operations Plan for the Spartanburg County Parks Department may be found under the section “Planning and Budgeting.”