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Tyger River Park celebrates five years of hitting it out of the park

Built five years ago on 137 acres in the western Spartanburg County town of Reidville, Tyger River Park has quickly become one of the crown jewels of the state’s sports tourism industry. The park boasts 13 baseball/softball fields, a clubhouse, a playground, picnic shelters, a 1.25-mile walking trail with outdoor fitness equipment, an 18-hole disc golf course and a splash pad. This park is used for local youth league play (primarily during the week), weekend tournaments , and special events. It’s been a home run for the county’s sports tourism efforts. “There are not a lot of communities that can compete with 13 fields at one location,” said Kevin Stiens, director of Spartanburg County Parks & Recreation since January 2016. “Tyger River allows us to sit at the table to host some great events.” Spartanburg County hosted more than 2,000 teams to baseball and fast-pitch softball tournaments from July […]

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