Recreational opportunities are one of the major draws for visitors, as well as people who move to Tega Cay. The beautiful landscape makes it an attractive setting for outdoor activities, at the city's many recreational facilities, such as parks, ballfields, trails, boat launchs, and the lakeside Beach and Swim Club. Organized sports take place throughout much of the year, and provide healthy competition and fitness for youth and adults alike. Find out more on the city's Parks & Recreation web page.
Since its incorporation, the City has had a strong interest in maintaining and improving the quality of its recreational facilities. The Tega Cay Youth League was founded in 1974 and dedicated to providing programs of organized youth recreation supported such activities as spring baseball/softball, summer swim team and fall soccer programs. The League’s support not only included directing the programs, but also maintaining the ball fields and generating revenues for programs and infrastructure. In 2000, the City was asked by the volunteer Athletic Association to take over the duties of organized sports due to the increased numbers of participants. In 2001, Tega Cay hired a Parks & Recreation Director and assumed control over all aspects of recreational programs including sports registration and programming, and facilities maintenance. In order to better meet the increased needs, the City hired a full time Recreation Coordinator in 2007.