So, you’re wondering what the area has to offer, right?

Popular hotel accommodations are close to restaurants, shopping centers and local attractions. With more than 14 hotels in the surrounding area, there are plenty of places for your teams and their families to rest and relax during their stay. The Palmetto Health Fields are located close to a variety of restaurants offering everything from fast food to fine dining. With fast access from all major South Carolina interstates and highways, there’s plenty of time for off-the-field shopping and fun. Nearby malls and retails stores offer endless shopping opportunities including arts and crafts, sporting goods, clothing and South Carolina merchandise.

If we have spare time, are there fun activities for us to do?

Yes, there are many local attractions offering off the field fun for traveling teams. First on your list is Saluda Shoals Park, a natural park located a mile and a half from Lake Murray with beautiful outdoor experiences, such as picnicking and swimming, that the whole family can enjoy. Then, check out Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, one of the nation’s premier natural habitat zoos.

The Harbison Boulevard area offers two movie theaters, a bowling alley and Frankie’s Fun Park for families to enjoy. For those who are interested in history, arts and culture, the city of Columbia is less than 20 minutes away. There you can visit the SC State Museum and Planetarium, the Columbia Museum of Art, the SC State House and Edventure Children’s Museum. You may catch events such as The Okra Strut Festival in September, Holiday Lights on the River (the Midland’s largest drive-through lights show) held in November and December, the Peach Festival in July and many more local festivals that your group will enjoy.

X Factors

  • Social Media Platform: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
  • PR/media coverage
  • Volunteer staff
  • Welcome packets available
  • Complimentary shuttle service (for select events)
  • Housing assistance
  • Discounts to local attractions

Planner Perspective

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission facilities are top notch. The Staff goes over and above to make sure our event and participant experience is outstanding. We have enjoyed our partnership, and are looking forward to returning for many years to come.

– Jason Gross, Gameday Sports Executive Director, SC USSSA State Director

What does The Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park have to offer?

Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park

Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, rugby, Quidditch, competitive runs, biking, canoeing, kayaking

The Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park offers so much for sporting groups. Six multi-use, natural turf fields with state-of-the-art lighting offer exceptional field visibility and can host a wide variety of events. Amenities like conveniently located restrooms, Wi-fi access, on-site concessions and ample parking ensure a great experience for your teams. Responsive professionals offer detailed tournament planning and unparalleled customer service before, during and after every event. Customized contracting flexes to fit your event’s unique requirements, and large-bracket tournaments can utilize a bullpen of supplemental fields nearby.

The athletic complex is located within a 400-acre riverfront park. Saluda Shoals Park’s amenities include 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails for walking as well as access to the Saluda River for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. Saluda Splash and a playground offer young guests an opportunity for fun.

Is Saluda Shoals Park easy to travel to?

Located in the Midlands of South Carolina, Saluda Shoals Park is quite accessible. Whether you are coming from across the country or just a few states away, getting to Saluda Shoals Park is a cinch.

By Car: -26, a major South Carolina interstate system, is located within two miles of the park.

By Air: Fly with ease; the park is located less than 20 minutes away from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.