Parks & Facilities
Parks and Facilities Listing
Freedom Florence Recreation Complex
Freedom Florence Recreation Complex is a 100-acre multipurpose recreation park operated and staffed by the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department. The Complex was designed, in part, to provide championship caliber softball fields and facilities for our local leagues as well as to host various state, regional and national level tournaments that have a direct economic impact for the Florence community. The Complex boasts many amenities, including 9 lighted state-of-the-art tournament softball fields, 3 football fields, an 11, 600 square foot Gymnastics Center, a five acre lake, picnic areas and shelter, an amphitheater and walking/jogging trails. Science South is also located in the complex, but is not owned or operated by the City of Florence. The complex is located off Pamplico Highway, at 1515 Freedom Boulevard and is open from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday, as well as nights and weekends depending upon league and/or tournament schedules. Most of the areas are free and open to the public; however, most weekend tournament games require admission fees.
Information regarding activities or programs at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex can be attained by calling Rocky Rietkovich at (843) 669-4597 or (843) 665-3253.
Barnes Street Activity Center
2 acres at 513 Barnes Street (corner of Barnes and Chase Streets). Features an Activity Center for Teen and Adult programming – open gym space, exercise equipment, after school teen programming with computer room and activity space. Houses the Recreation Administrative Offices.
For more information, call the center at (843) 665-3253.
The FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park: This AARP Sponsored Park was planned and organized by FitLot, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities find the resources they need to plan, build, and program their own outdoor fitness parks.
This outdoor fitness area has the benefits of an indoor fitness facility, but it’s free and accessible to youth, adults, and senior adults. For more information call (843) 665-3253 or visit https://www.fitlot.org/parks/florence
Dr. Iola Jones Park
Jeffries Creek Park
Between Edisto Drive and DeBerry Boulevard
55 acres between Edisto Drive and DeBerry Boulevard, features nature trails, playgrounds, a picnic area and picnic shelter.
4 acres located off of East Palmetto Street on Stadium Drive, includes one lighted regulation size baseball field with seating for 2500, concession stand and press box.
1 acre on Dixie Street between Chase and Sanborn Street, includes a picnic area and picnic shelter.
13.6 acres at 356 Jeffords Street (between Pine Street and E. Palmetto) has a community center for Seniors/Adults, a Youth Activity Center, a playground, a picnic area and 2 picnic shelters, 8 basketball goals, 2 tennis courts, a lighted softball field, baseball field and a football field. Levy Park is named after Dr. James R. Levy and is commonly mispronounced. It's intended pronunciation is Lee-Vee.
Between Park Avenue and Santee Drive
12 acres between Park Avenue and Santee Drive, highlights nature trails and gardens, in addition to a playground, picnic shelter and area, as well as two tennis courts.
48.5 acres at 620 Santiago Drive with nature trails, 2 picnic shelters, restrooms, 5 lighted baseball fields, concession stands, press boxes, 6 basketball goals, a skate park, and competition horseshoe facility.
Between Roughfork and Athens Street
7 acres located at 310 Roughfork Street (between Roughfork and Athens Streets) has 2 lighted baseball fields with restrooms, concession stand, press boxes, and playground area. Located behind the Florence Boys and Girls Club.
Off Woods Drive
3.5 acres off Woods Drive, between Jebaily and Westmoreland Drive, provides a playground, a picnic area and shelter, skating path, softball field, and a basketball court.