Built on 3.5 acres of Prestwood Lake shoreline donated to the City of Hartsville by J.J. Lawton of the Carolina Fiber Company, Lawton Park has many offerings including tennis courts, a boardwalk and pier, two picnic shelters, playgrounds and restrooms.

Lawton Park Pavilion

Lawton Park 1The historic Pavilion at Lawton Park is frequently rented for meetings, weddings and other events. Built in 1938 by the City of Hartsville with funding from the Works Progress Administration, the Colonial Revival structure is an excellent example of a New Deal-era public recreation facility, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City undertook a major renovation of the facility in 2007-08.

The facility features a caterer’s kitchen, an elevator, restrooms and a balcony overlooking Prestwood Lake.

Lawton Park Pavilion rental website


Lawton Park on the National Register of Historic Places


Location, contact information

Phone: (for rentals) 843.861.8297