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Pendleton, SC Friends of the Park

Friends of the Park Veterans Park Pendleton SC

Friends of the Park Veterans Park Pendleton SC

Pendleton's Friends of the Park


New members are welcomed and appreciated..

FRIENDS OF THE PARK (FOTP)

PO Box 408

Pendleton, South Carolina 29670

Friends of the Park meets every third Monday at 6:30 pm at Pendleton United Methodist Church in the social hall. Everyone who is interested in the future of our Veterans Park is invited to attend. We welcome new members and also those who just want to visit and learn what all we do for Veterans Park.

Friends of the Park is an organized group of Pendleton area citizens interested in making Veterans Park the best it can be. Friends of the Park is a 501C3 organization and works closely with the Town of Pendleton who owns the land and with Pendleton Recreation Association who provides youth sports.


In recent years, we have contributed generously to the baseball fields for fencing, etc. and proudly completed the Veterans Memorial.

PLEASE CALL 260-4444 TO REPORT INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AT VETERANS PARK



"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."

— George Bernard Show

Spring Work Day 2018

There is a job for everyone so come help keep our playground safe for our children.

There is a job for everyone so come help keep our playground safe for our children.

2018 Friends of the Park Officers


2018 Friends of the Park Executive Board

Chair - Mark Majors

Co Chair - Mike Link

Secretary - Gina Forrest

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Treasurer - Kim Beck

Veterans Park

Our Veterans Park includes:

  • Ball Fields
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trotter's Trail
  • Barrett's Place Playground
  • Veterans Memorial

Who is "Friends of the Park?

In February, 2005 a group called Pendleton Pride In Motion decided they wanted to build a community playground. Upon completion of Barrett's Place Playground in October 2005 a need was seen for an organization to continue to work for the betterment of Veterans Park. Friends of the Park was formed the following year.


Where Is Veterans Park in Pendleton, SC?

Reserve a Picnic Shelter at Veterans Park in Pendleton, SC

Available for Rent

RESERVE A Picnic Shelter

3 hr. $35

Call Town Hall 646-9409

Veterans Park Pavilion

Completed 2008

The new Pavilion houses the Concessions stands, restrooms and the PRA office. It also has a beautiful observation deck overlooking the whole park.

Barrett's Place Playground

In Memory of Barrett Beck

Pendleton Pride in Motion sponsored the building of this playground in memory of Barrett Beck, a twelve year old Pendleton resident who tragically lost his life too young, and other young people in our community whose lives we want to remember. Through volunteer efforts and donations, the Pendleton area community built a playground. This large playground includes a climbing wall, play campsite, boat shaped sandbox and lots of swings, slides and monkey bars. This children's activity place stimulates the imagination, while providing a safe and attractive area for our children to play.

Playground Patrol

PLAYGROUND PATROL

PLAYGROUND PATROL

Attention: All Users of Barrett's Place Playground and Trotter's Trail

We have had some vandalism and continue to have a lot of litter. We need for everyone that uses the park to assume responsibility for it and help to keep it clean and safe for our children.

Please encourage your children and/or group to help by picking up litter while they are there.

Also please report any misconduct or vandalism to town hall at 646-9022. Thank you.

Join the Playground Patrol to help keep it safe and clean for all the children.

Trotter's Trail

In Memory of Justin Trotter

The "walking trail" was named Trotter's Trail in memory of Justin Trotter. Justin was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12 while a student at Riverside Middle School. In September 2004, after 2 years, Justin lost his battle at the young age of 15. His love for nature and the outdoors has inspired friends, family and Friends of the Park to honor his memory by building this 1400 foot long trail that will wind through the woods adjacent to Barrett's Place Playground. It has park benches, a bridge and is handicapped usable. The 6 foot wide trail has an asphalt surface for easy mobility and is wide enough for two wheelchairs.

Veterans Memorial

In honor of all our Veterans

On Veterans Day November 11, 2014, the Veterans Memorial was dedicated with a very moving ceremony. This memorial was built using only materials "Made in the USA" and with funds raised by Friends of the Park.

The Veterans Memorial committee of Friends of the Park under the leadership of Joan Kelly along with the Town of Pendleton made this dream come true.

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Dedication

Veterans Memorial Dedication

Town of Pendleton

  • Town of Pendleton
    Veterans Park is owned and maintained by the Town of Pendleton SC. Pendleton Recreation Association is an independent volunteer organization that provides youth sports.

Pendleton Recreation Association (PRA)

Chris Lollis - Recreation Director - Hours 3 - 5 M-F

Pendleton Recreation Association

Veteran's Park, Lebanon Road

PO Box 904

Pendleton, SC 29670

Telephone: 864 646-9226

FAX: 864 646-9226

The Pendleton Recreation Association (PRA) is a privately run-non-profit 501-C3 association of area residents set up to provide recreation programs for the youth of the Pendleton Community. The association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, and employs a part-time recreation director to coordinate programs and activities. The PRA contracts with and receives limited funding from the Town of Pendleton. They also receive limited funding from Anderson County.

Youth Programs include:

  • Baseball (including T-Ball and Coach Pitch)
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Sftball

Call 864 646-9226 to sign up for programs.

Friends of the Park and PRA Donate Nearly $34,000 for Ballfields

FOTP and the Town of Pendleton signed an agreement Friday, February 20th, 2015 for Friends of the Park to provide funding for improvements to the Veterans Park ball fields to upgrade fencing and backstops

FOTP and the Town of Pendleton signed an agreement Friday, February 20th, 2015 for Friends of the Park to provide funding for improvements to the Veterans Park ball fields to upgrade fencing and backstops

Friends of the Park presents Check to Town of Pendleton for Ball Fields

FOTP and the Town of Pendleton signed an agreement Friday, February 20th, 2015 for Friends of the Park to provide funding for improvements to the Veterans Park ball fields to upgrade fencing and backstops. Even more importantly, FOTP delivered a check of nearly $34,000 to the Town collected through Step Up To The Plate fundraising efforts over the past years. Along with FOTP, the PRA and the Town will be providing funding for these upgrades to the ball fields. We are all grateful to the volunteers and donors that have made this day possible. A lot of hard work has gone into making the park better.

Above Photo: pictured left to right of Steve Miller - Town Administrator, Mark Majors - Chair FOTP, Mayor Frank Crenshaw, Kim Beck - Treasurer FOTP, and Cass Brown - Chair PRA

Congratulations to our 2014 Volunteers of the Year

2014 Volunteers of the Year:  Frances Swaney and Don Peppers

2014 Volunteers of the Year: Frances Swaney and Don Peppers

2012 Volunteers of the Year - Mark Majors and Curt Carter

2012 Volunteers of the Year for Friends of the Park

2012 Volunteers of the Year for Friends of the Park

Fall Work Day at Barrett's Place Playground and Trotter's Trail

 - Volunteers are always needed

- Volunteers are always needed

Missy Nail Recognized as the First Chairman for FOTP

 Missy was recognized at our Spring Brunch

Missy was recognized at our Spring Brunch

2013 Friends of the Park Officers

Good Leadership is the Key to a successful organization L to R - Mark Majors, Kern Cox, Kim Beck, Regina Forrest

Good Leadership is the Key to a successful organization L to R - Mark Majors, Kern Cox, Kim Beck, Regina Forrest

Pendleton Elks Lodge Donates $1,000 for new benches for Trotters Trail.

Trotter's Trail received two new benches which will be installed at the May 19th work day.

At its regular meeting, April 26, the Pendleton Elks Lodge presented $1,000 checks in support of each of two community organizations, the Supper's On Us Pendleton (SOUP Kitchen) and The Friends of The Veterans Park.

During the presentation Carrie Gibson, Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, praised both organizations for their important contributions to the welfare and health of Pendleton citizens.

One of the objectives of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is to assist deserving local charitable organizations such as the two honored last month in Pendleton.

Kern Cox at the Spring Work Day for Barrett's Place Playground and Trotter's Trail

Barrett's Place Playground Birthday/Maintenance Day Oct 20, 2012

We will be working at the playground and Trotter's Trail

We will be working at the playground and Trotter's Trail

Barrett's Place Playground Work Weekend March 16-18 , 2012

Barrett's Place Playground gets a Face Lift from the ground up.

Barrett's Place Playground gets a Face Lift from the ground up.

Spring Workday 2012 - A ReBuild

Barrett's Place Playground Work Weekend was a huge success and the playground was re-opened for visitors on Monday. We will have to schedule another Work Day soon so please call Nancy if you would like to help.

Many people donated food or money so we could feed to workers and that was greatly appreciated. There were also volunteers who worked hard the weeks before in preparation for the Work Weekend.

Thank you to all who came to stain/seal the wood, dig mulch away, and gather supplies.

Kirkley Shelter at Veterans Park in Pendleton SC

Kirkley Shelter at Veterans Park Thank you to Ed and Davie Kirkley -  On October 15, 2011 Friends of the Park named Shelter 3 in honor of the Kirkleys for all the work they have done for our Veterans Park.

Kirkley Shelter at Veterans Park Thank you to Ed and Davie Kirkley - On October 15, 2011 Friends of the Park named Shelter 3 in honor of the Kirkleys for all the work they have done for our Veterans Park.

Debra Goss Chooses Friends of the Park

Debra Goss of Clemson University chose Friends of the Park as the organization to donate her time.

Debra Goss of Clemson University chose Friends of the Park as the organization to donate her time.

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Alumni Softball

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend  Raised $1,025.93 - Softball, Crafts, Food, Games and lots of fun for everyone!

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Raised $1,025.93 - Softball, Crafts, Food, Games and lots of fun for everyone!

"Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge"

Pendleton Recreation Association presented the Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge- Friends of the Park is proud to have worked with PRA on this fundraiser. It's not about the Golf, but rather about us telling our story of Veterans Park!

Pendleton Recreation Association presented the Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge- Friends of the Park is proud to have worked with PRA on this fundraiser. It's not about the Golf, but rather about us telling our story of Veterans Park!

Barrett's Place 6th Birthday/Maintenance Day - Oct 15

Barretts Place Playground Birthday/Maintenance Day

Barretts Place Playground Birthday/Maintenance Day

Maintenance Day at Barrett's Place Playground and Trotter's Trail

Barrett's Place Maintenance Day Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard  - Volunteers are GREAT!

Barrett's Place Maintenance Day Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard - Volunteers are GREAT!

Thank you, Caroline Jamieson!

Friends of the Park  - Even with a broken arm, Caroline is working hard promoting Freedom Fest on July 2

Friends of the Park - Even with a broken arm, Caroline is working hard promoting Freedom Fest on July 2

Freedom Fest in Pendleton SC at Veterans Park

FREEDOM FEST JULY 2 AT VETERANS PARK

FREEDOM FEST JULY 2 AT VETERANS PARK

Friends of the Park helps the PRA with the Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge

- Over $20,000 was raised for the ball fields at the Golf Tournament. Thank you Kim and Caroline for working so very hard selling our Step Up To The Plate Merchandise:Shirts - $12 Stress Balls - $5 Cinch Bags - $10

- Over $20,000 was raised for the ball fields at the Golf Tournament. Thank you Kim and Caroline for working so very hard selling our Step Up To The Plate Merchandise:Shirts - $12 Stress Balls - $5 Cinch Bags - $10

BINGO at Fall Harvest Festival

Friends of the Park at Fall Harvest Festival

Friends of the Park at Fall Harvest Festival

Thank you to all the Volunteers who made our Nov 14 Workday a Big Success

Friends of the Park Volunteers

Friends of the Park Volunteers

Barrett's Place Playground 4th Birthday/Maintenance Day & Trotter's Trail Dedication

 - Over 50 people showed up for this wonderful day.

- Over 50 people showed up for this wonderful day.

Mayor Randy Hayes at the Nov 14 Work Day

Pendleton High School Environmental Awareness Club - Volunteers at Barrett's Place