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Walter Y Elisha Park Offers Outdoor Family Fun: Fort Mill, SC

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Looking for a new place to play and thinking about visiting Walter Y Elisha Park in Fort Mill, SC? With paved trails, beautiful arbor swings, a fun playground, and a sprawling landscape, this park has a lot to offer. We got a chance to visit and have all the details on what you’ll find at Walter Elisha Park!

Walter Y Elisha Park

About Walter Y Elisha Park

Walter Y Elisha Park is a popular spot in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The park is spread over 12 acres and offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors of all ages.

One of the main attractions of Walter Y Elisha Park is its .6 mile walking trail. The trail winds around the park and scenic areas offering visitors a chance to connect with nature while getting some exercise. You’ll also find that the trail is lined with fitness equipment in case you want to step up that workout. It’s also lined with trees, providing a nice shaded path. We’re loving that on hot, sunny days!

In addition to the trail, Walter Elisha Park also features a playground and greenspace perfect for picnics. Visiting families can enjoy a picturesque picnic complete with fun playground time. There are also picnic tables located beside the playground.

The Playground at Walter Elisha Park

The Playgrounds at Walter Elisha Park

Walter Elisha Park offers two fun playgrounds for children of all ages. The larger playground includes swings, slides, and unique climbing structures. The smaller playground is designed for younger children and features age-appropriate equipment.

Both playgrounds offer some shade thanks to umbrella-like shade canopies on both the playgrounds and nearby seating areas.

The playgrounds are located side by side, allowing parents to keep an eye on all their kids even if they are playing on different equipment. And, we totally love the solid surface ground covering at these playgrounds!

Note that this playground is not fenced-in.

Seasonal Events and Concerts

Walter Elisha Park hosts several annual festivals that draw visitors from all over the region. One of the most popular festivals is the Fort Mill Fall Festival, which takes place every fall.

This park is also where you will find the South Carolina Strawberry Festival each year.

Concerts and Performances

At its beautiful amphitheater, Walter Elisha Park hosts a variety of concerts and live performances throughout the year. These can include everything from local bands, free summer outdoor concerts, theater performances, plays, and more.

Fort Mill, SC Walter Y Elisha Park Ampitheater

Things to Know: The Quick Facts on Walter Elisha Park

  • Parking: There is ample free parking available for visitors.
  • The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Elisha Park is free to visit
  • Restrooms are available on-site

Don’t Miss These Nearby Gems

If you don’t bring your own picnic and you are looking for a nearby place to enjoy a meal, check out Bossy Beulah’s just across the street.

Bossy Beulah's in Fort Mill

We also highly recommend the food at Hobo’s. It’s just a few minutes away in Downtown Fort Mill!

345 N White Sreet, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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