Sports and Recreation
Florence has plenty of recreation facilities, including the 2014 SC Top Tennis Facility, Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. Timrod Park offers additional tennis courts and beautifully maintained picnic areas. Travel teams play softball and baseball at Freedom Florence, and collegiate teams play at the Francis Marion University Athletic Park. New sports venues include the soccer complex and the Barnes Street gymnasium.
Lynches River County Park offers educational activities at the Environmental Discovery Center, and it has a canopy swinging boardwalk taking you into the forest with a bird’s-eye view. The splash pad is a refreshing spot to cool off during the summer.
Florence also has a 40-mile network of walking trails throughout the city – the trail system connects to parks, attractions, and historical sites.