The City of Belton has three parks and a Farmers Market for rental as a service to the community. The Farmers Market and Jaycee Park have playgrounds. Jaycee, Abney and Leda Poore Parks have ballfields.
- The Farmers Markets and Jaycee Park rent for:
- Half Day – $35
- Full Day $75
- Leda Poore Park rents for:
- Half Day – $25
- Full Day – $50
- Picnic shelters require a deposit of $30 for cleanup and key return.
- Ballfield rental at Leda Poore, Abney and Jaycee Parks are $125 per day and requires a $50 deposit.
Fresh Produce from the Farm
The Farmers Market is open from June 7 – October 31 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. until for farmers to sell produce. The fee is $3.00 per farmer for the day. The Farmers Market is located on North Holmes Street off of North Main Street in Belton behind the Senior Citizens building. Rental for the Farmers Market yard sale is $5.00 per table during the regular hours of Farmers Market sales. Fresh vegetables available for purchase at the Farmer’s Market include squash, beans, cucumbers, etc.
Seniors can apply now for vouchers to buy produce. The vouchers can be obtained on June 7, 2007 from 8:00 am to noon at the Belton Farmers Market. Seniors applying for the vouchers must live in Anderson County; have verification of address with a driver’s license or bills; know social security number; must be 60 or older and make less than $17,100 annually ($1,425 per month) for a one-person household.
- For Park Reservations, call City Hall at 864-338-7773 ext. 203 during week days from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
- For Farmers Market Reservations, call Charles Campbell at 864-338-8188 or 933-8188.
Brief History of the Farmers Market
The first Belton Farmers Market began in the 1970’s and was located near the U. S. Post Office on Holmes Street with money from the state while Jones Ellison was the mayor of Belton. The Farmers Market was operated by a committee consisting of W. C. Hunter, George Hammett, and Henry Hester until a new market was constructed.
Charles Campbell was appointed Director of the Farmers Market in 1999 and oversees daily operations. The current market is located on the premises of Belton City Park on North Holmes Street and was constructed at a cost of $115,000 by a grant from the county. Anderson County Council and the Mayor of Belton along with the Belton City Council officially opened the new Belton Farmers Market with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1, 2000.