2017-18 Afterschool Program

Afterschool Office:
7473 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Michael Marshall, Director of Programs, (803) 741-7272, ext. 105
V. Rene Franks, Programming Supervisor, (803) 741-7272 ext. 119

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Richland County Recreation Commission Programming Department is to enrich the lives of families in Richland County by helping to enhance education, providing nutrition and physical activity while building character.

Core Values:
ommunity Accountability Recreation Education

Vision Statement:
Building leaders today… for tomorrow

Our afterschool programs are a great service for parents of children in K5 through the 8th grade. Parents can be reassured that their children are in a safe and fun environment that helps to develop their child mentally and physically. Students are able to receive schoolwork assistance, enjoy physical fitness activities, travel on field trips and be exposed to cultural activities. Meals will be provided by the Ray of Hope Feeding Program. They will also participate in our M.A.D. (Making a Difference) program which actively involves students in character building, leadership and citizenship programs. Our new combined afterschool sites will be:

Richland District 1 Sites:

Caughman Road Park 2800 Trotter Road, Hopkins Phone: (803) 783-0400

Richland District 2 Sites:

Blythewood Park 6820 Wedgefield Road, Blythewood Phone: (803) 691-9786
Forest Lake Park 6820 Wedgefield Road, Columbia Phone: (803) 787-5000
North Springs Park 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia Phone: (803) 736-6070
Polo Road Park 730 Polo Road, Columbia Phone: (803) 736-1657