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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
Chili 5K returns on Nov. 7 at Laurel Hill County Park Chili 5K returns on Nov. 7 at Laurel Hill County Park
Celebrate the new Wannamaker dog park in October with special Yappy Hour events! Celebrate the new Wannamaker dog park in October with special Yappy Hour events!
New dog park to open soon!
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
October events and programs in your County Parks! October events and programs in your County Parks!
Charleston County Parks announces plans for the Folly Beach Pier replacement project Charleston County Parks announces plans for the Folly Beach Pier replacement project
Starlight Yoga at Wannamaker County Park Oct. 15 Starlight Yoga at Wannamaker County Park Oct. 15
2020 Events Calendar - as of 08-27-20 2020 Events Calendar - as of 08-27-20
Dates subject to change
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K set for Oct. 10 at Johns Island County Park Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K set for Oct. 10 at Johns Island County Park
September Events and Programs in your Charleston County Parks September Events and Programs in your Charleston County Parks
Toast Under the Oaks event debuts Sept. 10 at Johns Island County Park Toast Under the Oaks event debuts Sept. 10 at Johns Island County Park
Dog Day Afternoon set for Sept. 13 at Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark Dog Day Afternoon set for Sept. 13 at Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark
Dogs get their day at the waterpark during this end-of-season special event
Mount Pleasant Pier to host  Starlight Yoga Sept. 17 Mount Pleasant Pier to host Starlight Yoga Sept. 17
Professional instruction under the stars
Wine Down Wednesday series scheduled to continue through summer and fall Wine Down Wednesday series scheduled to continue through summer and fall
Wine, live music and food trucks at Old Towne Creek County Park
Inclusive Swim Nights set for July 11 and 18 at Whirlin' Waters Inclusive Swim Nights set for July 11 and 18 at Whirlin' Waters
Swim For It Campaign helping community members learn to swim Swim For It Campaign helping community members learn to swim
Folly Beach County Park opens with new amenities Folly Beach County Park opens with new amenities
Open-air yoga programs offered in June and July Open-air yoga programs offered in June and July
Charleston County Parks COVID-19 update 4-30 Charleston County Parks COVID-19 update 4-30
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Facts 2018 Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Facts 2018
New Sun’s Out Pale Ale brewed by Rusty Bull to benefit The Charleston County Parks Foundation New Sun’s Out Pale Ale brewed by Rusty Bull to benefit The Charleston County Parks Foundation
Sol Legare Boat Landing to temporarily close March 9 for improvements and repairs Sol Legare Boat Landing to temporarily close March 9 for improvements and repairs
[Canceled due to COVID-19] Charleston Outdoor Fest set for April 18-19 at James Island County Park [Canceled due to COVID-19] Charleston Outdoor Fest set for April 18-19 at James Island County Park
[Canceled due to COVID-19] Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth at McLeod Plantation Historic Site [Canceled due to COVID-19] Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Five-part poetry, lecture and dialogue series begins March 7
Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park
Giant Greeting Card Competition award winners at the Holiday Festival of Lights Giant Greeting Card Competition award winners at the Holiday Festival of Lights
Bring a can and save on weekdays at the Festival of Lights! Bring a can and save on weekdays at the Festival of Lights!
Seeing Santa at the Holiday Festival of Lights is now easier Seeing Santa at the Holiday Festival of Lights is now easier
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
Holiday Cheers on the Pier Dec. 14 Holiday Cheers on the Pier Dec. 14
Mount Pleasant Pier live music, beverages and viewing location for the boat parade
Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament to end after this season Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament to end after this season
Holiday Festival of Lights nightly events calendar Holiday Festival of Lights nightly events calendar
Entertainment, activities and more!
Public Meeting Oct. 29 for Old Towne Creek County Park Public Meeting Oct. 29 for Old Towne Creek County Park
Interpretive master plan meeting for the West Ashley park
Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights
SOLD OUT: Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 13 and 14 SOLD OUT: Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 13 and 14
Get tickets before they sell out!
CCPRC Maintains National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation CCPRC Maintains National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
Charleston County Parks opens West County Aquatic Center in Hollywood Charleston County Parks opens West County Aquatic Center in Hollywood
West County Aquatic Center opening fact sheet West County Aquatic Center opening fact sheet
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.