Hartsville is the largest city in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 7,768 at the 2016 census. Hartsville was chosen as an All-America City in 1996 and again in 2016. Hartsville has also been a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City since 1986.
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We walked these gardens while in Hartsville to see the "RenoFest Bluegrass Festival". The nature walk is excellent, especially the wooden walkways. Unfortunately, it was too early in the season (March) for most anything to be in bloom. We imagined that the gardens would be excellent when all of the flowers are in bloom. There weren't any mosquitoes present, but I'd bet that once the warmer weather arrives, there will be plenty. Bug spray, or whatever, would probably be a good thing to have on hand with you during the buggy season.
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This small but interesting museum is located in what was once the post office. It was later used as the library before becoming the county museum. The building itself is beautiful, both inside and out. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the exhibits are very nice and well done, including the signage. I especially enjoyed the exhibit about the late professional baseball player Bobo Newsome, a Hartsville native. Recently there was an excellent TV documentary on Mr. Newsome and two other baseball greats from SC, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Van Lingle Mungo. It was nice to see Newsome baseball cards and other items of interest in the exhibit. It does not take very long to see everything in the museum, but it was definitely worth the drive. The entire Hartsville area is lovely and folks are friendly.
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Housed in the Art Deco Hartsville Community Center Building, the Center Theater operated for decades as a movie house. It is one of the Pee Dee region’s premier performing arts facilities, featuring a wide array of theatrical productions, musicals, comedies, and entertaining children’s theater performances.
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Located between 4th and 5th streets on Cargill Way, Burry Park provides an open green space which has been home to such events as the city’s Screen on the Green free movie series and Main Street Hartsville’s monthly Good Living Marketplace event. The park was redeveloped from the site of the former Cargill Oil Mill.
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The Piratesville Splash Pad, a multifunctional water play area designed for children, numbers among the largest splash pads in the Southeast. The facility features such play elements as water slides, water jets, water cannons, dumping wheels, buckets and fountains.
Great little splash park for kids in Hartsville! Has a pirate ship, small water slides, and squirting fountains for the kids to play in. Water friendly wheelchairs available for kids with limited mobility. Open in summer only. Operated by the City of Hartsville and open to the general public. There is an admission fee and season passes are also available.
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The Black Creek Arts Council aims to promote arts in Darlington County through education, programming, funding and more. The Council offers a variety of arts classes and produces numerous arts-based events and festivals.
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Saturday of the Month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Lawton park is located beside Prestwood lake. It's the perfect spot to take your family for a picnic. They upgraded the playground equipment in the last couple of years. 2 Tennis courts are usually available. If you kayak or paddle board there is a good spot to put in right behind the Lawton Pavillon.
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The Vista is a pedestrian corridor built along Railroad Avenue between Coker Avenue and Second Street, connecting the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and portions of the Coker College with downtown Hartsville. The space was redeveloped in 2009-10 by the City of Hartsville from a portion of the former Hartsville railroad yard which once connected Hartsville’s downtown with major rail lines.
The green space in The Vista features a walking path, a pond including fountains and park benches.
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Found at the intersection of Carolina Avenue and Fifth Street opposite of Hartsville City Hall, this small piece of downtown green space was developed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the City of Hartsville’s incorporation on Dec. 11, 1891.
The park, a frequent downtown gathering spot, features flower gardens, an arbor and numerous benches.
Pride Park features a picnic shelter, playground, restrooms and an outdoor stage used for events such as the annual Gospel in the Park series. The park is built on the site of the Hartsville Graded School, the first public school for black children in Hartsville, operating from about 1900 to 1921, as well as the later Butler School, named for the Rev. Henry H. Butler, longtime principal of the sc
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