Several departments, the police department, county chambers, and court is housed at 401 S. Main St. Several public, monthly meetings are also held at City Hall. View the calendar for details.
Several City water tanks throughout the City are creatively painted to represent the area's reputation as a welcoming location for pilots and as a great location for air shows.
The City of Anderson Recreation Center, featuring multiple ballfields, courts, and workout facilities is located at 1700 Murray Avenue. Low-cost memberships with no contracts are available.
A sampling of public artwork, featuring the state bird, the Carolina Wren, the namesake for Carolina Wren Park, can be found along the streets of Downtown Anderson.
The Garge@Whitner is a free, public parking facility at the corner of Whitner St. and Murray Ave. It also houses the Economic Development Department.
Linley Park, one of many parks throughout the City, is uniquely situated on 13 acres in the middle of North Murray Avenue. Highlights include a walking track, picnic and playground area, and ballfields.
The City of Anderson operates low-fare, public buses that carries riders throughout the city for shopping, recreation, appointments, and other needs. Bus stops are located at various places. Call 864-231-7625 for assistance.
Aerial view of Darwin Wright Park, a free, public beach, fishing, and picnic area off Liberty Highway at I-85 Exit 21. Lake Hartwell is known for hosting the Bassmaster Classic.
Bronze fish sculpture and water fountain in front of City Hall. The piece is one of may art installations throughout Downtown Anderson.
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The City of Anderson has three fire station locations. Fire Station 1 is located at 400 South McDuffie Street, Fire Station Two at 2411 North Main Street, and Fire Station Three at 111 Simpson Road.
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The Sanitation Department’s primary functions are to retrieve and carry solid waste from the city to the landfill in an orderly, efficient manner. This beneficial service provides curbside trash collection to approximately 10,000 locations weekly.

WATER QUALITY UPDATE: The City of Anderson has just received the latest taste and odor laboratory results from the Anderson Regional Joint Water System. There has been a significant increase in MIB in the source water from approximately 18 parts to 69 parts in seven days. Even with the 70% removal of PAC treatment, we will likely have significant customer complaints. The ARJWS is moving to get another treatment into the lake ASAP, but that is still a 3-4 day process with any relief not likely until the week of July19, 2017. While this was not unexpected, we had wished for a milder onset. As a reminder, when the Ozone / Advanced Oxidation project becomes operational, the plant will be capable of successfully treating much higher levels. Please note that your water remains safe for all uses and we will keep you informed as we have more information.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: On Monday, August 21, 2017, the City of Anderson will experience a total solar eclipse, an occurrence so rare that it was 1979 when the last total solar eclipse was viewable from within the United States. South Carolina will be one of only 14 states in the path of the total solar eclipse, and Anderson is one of the SC cities in the zone of totality. The Recreation Center, 1107 N. Murray Ave., and Carolina Wren Park, 111 E. Whitner St., are designated viewing areas, starting at 1 p.m. Get more details at

“MOVIE NIGHT” LINE-UP ANNOUNCED: The City of Anderson Parks and Recreation Department has announced the 2017 “Movie Night in Carolina Wren Park” line-up, featuring blockbuster hits such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “LEGO Batman.” Admission is free to these family fun nights. Concessions are available and coolers are welcome. No alcohol or glass containers. Carolina Wren Park is located at 111 E. Whitner St. Funding assistance provided by the City of Anderson accommodations tax fund. Printable Schedule.

REC CENTER HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS: Do you know someone who has given time, effort, and commitment to the City of Anderson Parks and Recreation?  How about that coach who helped you find hidden talents – in sports or for life?  Was there an umpire or referee who went out of their way to encourage you?  If so, we want to recognize them.  Please visit for the eligibility requirements and the nomination form or call 864 231-2233 for further information.

TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: The Anderson Area Transportation Study (ANATS) is the transportation planning agency for the Anderson Urban Area. Since transportation issues shape our community, ANATS is offering the public the opportunity to comment on the current transportation network in the Anderson Area. Please take the time to answer a few survey questions. The results will be used in ANATS long-range planning.