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Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 12! Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 12!
SOLD OUT Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run set for Nov. 10 & 11 SOLD OUT Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run set for Nov. 10 & 11
Poetry returns to McLeod Plantation Historic Site this Fall Poetry returns to McLeod Plantation Historic Site this Fall
Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women finale Oct. 21 Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women finale Oct. 21
Latin American Festival set for Oct. 10 at Wannamaker County Park Latin American Festival set for Oct. 10 at Wannamaker County Park
An Evening of Remembrance at McLeod Plantation Historic Site An Evening of Remembrance at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Fundraising event supports African American history, culture and art, including raising awareness about preservation efforts of the Sankofa Memorial Garden
Grind for Life Series skates into the Lowcountry Oct. 2 Grind for Life Series skates into the Lowcountry Oct. 2
Yappy Hour at the Wannamaker Dog Park Sept. 16 & 30! Yappy Hour at the Wannamaker Dog Park Sept. 16 & 30!
Wine Down Wednesday is back Sept. 1 & 15 at Old Towne Creek County Park! Wine Down Wednesday is back Sept. 1 & 15 at Old Towne Creek County Park!
Chili 5K Trail Run/Walk set for Nov. 6 Chili 5K Trail Run/Walk set for Nov. 6
September events and programs September events and programs
Evening in the Park returns Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 Evening in the Park returns Aug. 19 and Aug. 26
‘Evening in the Park’ event to showcase new features at Folly Beach County Park
Charleston County Parks brings back Toast Under the Oaks Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 Charleston County Parks brings back Toast Under the Oaks Sept. 9 and Sept. 23
Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Discussion series continues Aug. 19 Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Discussion series continues Aug. 19
Dog Day Afternoon 2021 Dog Day Afternoon 2021
Information regarding Dog Day Afternoon with Charleston County Parks on Sept. 11 and 12
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K on Johns Island Oct. 9 Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K on Johns Island Oct. 9
Charleston County Parks hosting Virtual Inclusive Dance Party on Sept. 11 Charleston County Parks hosting Virtual Inclusive Dance Party on Sept. 11
Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournaments return Sept. 11 Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournaments return Sept. 11
Swimming Safe This Summer with Charleston County Parks Swimming Safe This Summer with Charleston County Parks
Beach Trip Tips Summer 2021 Beach Trip Tips Summer 2021
Tips to make the most of your beach trip this summer.
Motown in the Moonlight Brings Classics to the Mount Pleasant Pier Aug. 28 Motown in the Moonlight Brings Classics to the Mount Pleasant Pier Aug. 28
Charleston County Parks Foundation’s Swim For It Campaign Charleston County Parks Foundation’s Swim For It Campaign
Providing Free Swim Lessons to the Local Community. Initiative raising funds for drowning prevention; donations can be made at select parks and online
Counting on Nature empowers guests to showcase their natural findings Counting on Nature empowers guests to showcase their natural findings
Boat Landing Tips Summer 2021 Boat Landing Tips Summer 2021
Tips to ensure a positive boating experience at Charleston County’s boat landings.
Shaggin' on the Cooper Returns to the Mount Pleasant Pier Shaggin' on the Cooper Returns to the Mount Pleasant Pier
Information regarding the 2021 installment of Shaggin' on the Cooper
Waterparks open daily starting June 5 and June 19 Waterparks open daily starting June 5 and June 19
Johns Island Concert Series continues on July 10 Johns Island Concert Series continues on July 10
Youth Triathlon Returns to James Island County Park in July Youth Triathlon Returns to James Island County Park in July
Inclusive Swim Nights Offered This Summer Inclusive Swim Nights Offered This Summer
June events and programs calendar June events and programs calendar
Summer Solstice Yoga Fest Returns to James Island County Park in June Summer Solstice Yoga Fest Returns to James Island County Park in June
Waterparks open weekends only starting May 15 Waterparks open weekends only starting May 15
Apron section of Folly Beach Pier reopens Apron section of Folly Beach Pier reopens
Rediscover Johns Island County Park at Evening in the Park May 26 Rediscover Johns Island County Park at Evening in the Park May 26
‘Evening in the Park’ event to showcase new dog park and everything the property has to offer
Caw Caw selected as a new listing on the NPS’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Caw Caw selected as a new listing on the NPS’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Sensory Inclusion in the Parks: Charleston County Parks partners with KultureCity Sensory Inclusion in the Parks: Charleston County Parks partners with KultureCity
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPRC) has partnered with KultureCity, the nation's leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities, to improve CCPRC’s ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. The objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests, including those with sensory needs, at select events this year.
Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Continues May 6 (PDF) Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Continues May 6 (PDF)
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s discussion series called Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women continues on May 6. The role, impact, and unique challenges of Black women will be highlighted with another 90-minute virtual program held via ZOOM. The discussion series debuted during Black History Month and will continue throughout the year. The format for each event includes a historical overview, special guest, and moderated discussion, ending with a question and answer session.
May Events and Programs at Charleston County Parks May Events and Programs at Charleston County Parks
Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Debuts February 25 (PDF) Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women Debuts February 25 (PDF)
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission introduces a new four-part discussion series on February 25 called Black History All Year Long: Focus on Women. The role, impact, and unique challenges of Black women will be highlighted with four, 90-minute virtual programs held via ZOOM. The discussion series will debut during Black History Month, and continue throughout the year. The format for each event will include a historical overview, special guest, and moderated discussion, ending with a question and answer session.
March Events and Programs at Charleston County Parks March Events and Programs at Charleston County Parks
Palmetto Islands County Park hosting new Fairy House Festival in January Palmetto Islands County Park hosting new Fairy House Festival in January
2021 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks (PDF) 2021 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks (PDF)
As of 9/08/2021. All dates subject to change.
Charleston County Parks Foundation named a 2021 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Recipient Charleston County Parks Foundation named a 2021 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Recipient
Charleston County Parks honored for Technology Innovation by Govtech.com Charleston County Parks honored for Technology Innovation by Govtech.com
Off-Road Duathlon at Laurel Hill County Park Jan. 16 Off-Road Duathlon at Laurel Hill County Park Jan. 16
Sign up early - registration closes Jan. 6
Holiday Festival of Lights Greeting Card Competition Winners Holiday Festival of Lights Greeting Card Competition Winners
Holiday Festival of Lights offering Santa and gift shop visits during daytime hours Holiday Festival of Lights offering Santa and gift shop visits during daytime hours
Virtual Inclusive Dance Party set for Nov. 14 Virtual Inclusive Dance Party set for Nov. 14
Charleston County Parks Foundation launches the McLeod Project Charleston County Parks Foundation launches the McLeod Project
Starlight Yoga and a preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights, Nov. 9 & 10! Starlight Yoga and a preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights, Nov. 9 & 10!
Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2020 Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2020
New Dog Park opens at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park New Dog Park opens at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
New Species of Millipede Discovered at Caw Caw Interpretive Center by Staff Member New Species of Millipede Discovered at Caw Caw Interpretive Center by Staff Member
Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth series debuts at McLeod Plantation Historic Site Sept. 26 Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth series debuts at McLeod Plantation Historic Site Sept. 26
Charleston County Parks announces plans for the Folly Beach Pier replacement project Charleston County Parks announces plans for the Folly Beach Pier replacement project
Mount Pleasant Pier to host  Starlight Yoga Sept. 17 Mount Pleasant Pier to host Starlight Yoga Sept. 17
Professional instruction under the stars
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Facts 2018 Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Facts 2018
Giant Greeting Card Competition award winners at the Holiday Festival of Lights Giant Greeting Card Competition award winners at the Holiday Festival of Lights
Two Charleston County Parks named Sites of Conscience Two Charleston County Parks named Sites of Conscience
McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Caw Caw Interpretive Center received international honor for groundbreaking interpretation and social engagement
CCPRC Maintains National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation CCPRC Maintains National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
West County Aquatic Center opening fact sheet West County Aquatic Center opening fact sheet
2019 Events Calendar - as of 9-24-19 2019 Events Calendar - as of 9-24-19
Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history
Sea Island Cotton planted at McLeod Plantation Historic Site Sea Island Cotton planted at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Catch Summer Fun at the Charleston County Fishing Piers Catch Summer Fun at the Charleston County Fishing Piers
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments begin in May at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers
Frugal Fun for $5 or Less at Charleston County Parks Frugal Fun for $5 or Less at Charleston County Parks
Explore our list of summertime park activities available for $5 or less
Caw Caw offering SEWE program Feb. 17 Caw Caw offering SEWE program Feb. 17
McLeod Plantation awarded for Wayside Exhibits McLeod Plantation awarded for Wayside Exhibits
Park Visitors Help Turn Trash to Gold Park Visitors Help Turn Trash to Gold
Thousands of pounds of waste were diverted from landfills using compost bins at waterparks
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Skatepark Site Moves to New Location Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Skatepark Site Moves to New Location
Future CCPRC Skatepark Site Moved to Oceanic Street in Charleston Neck area Future CCPRC Skatepark Site Moved to Oceanic Street in Charleston Neck area
Cooper River Marina receives Clean Marina certification Cooper River Marina receives Clean Marina certification
South Carolina Marine Association press release on the state's 15th marina to receive the honor
Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail debuts Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail debuts
New website maps the continuous water trails from Virginia to Georgia
Slackline Park Opens at James Island County Park Slackline Park Opens at James Island County Park
Experience the sport of slacklining, now located at the Climbing Wall area
Steamboat Boat Landing Opens New Fishing Pier Steamboat Boat Landing Opens New Fishing Pier
New Park Site Donated to Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission New Park Site Donated to Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
CCPRC is the recipient of recently donated park property known as Limehouse Point.
CCPRC Staff Member Awarded for Excellence in Instruction CCPRC Staff Member Awarded for Excellence in Instruction
Wannamaker North Trail Now Open Wannamaker North Trail Now Open
Natural & Cultural History at your Fingertips with the new Cell Phone Tour at Palmetto Islands Natural & Cultural History at your Fingertips with the new Cell Phone Tour at Palmetto Islands
What if you could have your own personal guide join you on your park visit to describe the natural and cultural history of everything you see? Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant is making that happen. The park’s new interpretive cell phone tour, which opened Fall 2011, allows visitors to access audio recordings, photos, and videos about Palmetto Islands County Park.
Moody’s Investor Services Gives Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission its Highest Rating Moody’s Investor Services Gives Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission its Highest Rating
[CHARLESTON COUNTY] – On May 26, 2011, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) was the proud recipient of a Aaa rating from Moody’s Investor Services, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis for public agencies. Comparative to a financial management report card, this rating reflects CCPRC’s financial stability in a bond market for 2011 bonds. The Aaa designation reflects the highest possible rating for a government entity, and is a first for CCPRC.
Understanding Dog Behavior Understanding Dog Behavior
Charleston County Parks Present Bark Busters Dog Training Seminars
CCPRC Purchases McLeod Plantation CCPRC Purchases McLeod Plantation
On February 28, 2011, Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) purchased McLeod Plantation on James Island. The property was purchased from the Trustees of Historic Charleston Foundation for $3.3 million.
Park Center to be Dedicated to Former Commissioner Park Center to be Dedicated to Former Commissioner
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission is set to dedicate a building at one of the agency’s parks to a former commissioner. On February 24, the park center at Palmetto Islands County Park will be named in honor of Mr. E. Donald Pounder, chairman emeritus of CCPRC.
Wannamaker County Park Opens 2.5 Miles of Renovated Trails Wannamaker County Park Opens 2.5 Miles of Renovated Trails
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to announce the completion of a nature trails project at its North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. The agency was able to add and renovate a combined 2.5 miles of nature trails.
Discover Area Swim Lessons, Learn Water Safety at New Comprehensive Charleston County Website Discover Area Swim Lessons, Learn Water Safety at New Comprehensive Charleston County Website
Water is everywhere in the Lowcountry, and during the hot summer months, many area families flock to the ocean, pools, and other waterways. But while we are having fun in the sun, we have to prepare for the inherent risks of the water.