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The Holiday Festival of Lights returns Nov. 11 at James Island County Park! The Holiday Festival of Lights returns Nov. 11 at James Island County Park!
Celebrate Fall at the Harvest Festival Nov. 5 Celebrate Fall at the Harvest Festival Nov. 5
October events and programs in your Charleston County Parks! October events and programs in your Charleston County Parks!
Next Starlight Yoga session Oct. 13 at Wannamaker County Park Next Starlight Yoga session Oct. 13 at Wannamaker County Park
Chili 5K Trail Run and Walk set for Nov. 5 at Laurel Hill County Park Chili 5K Trail Run and Walk set for Nov. 5 at Laurel Hill County Park
Grind for Life Series skates into the Lowcountry Oct. 8 Grind for Life Series skates into the Lowcountry Oct. 8
Poetry returns to McLeod Plantation Historic Site this Fall Poetry returns to McLeod Plantation Historic Site this Fall
First event Sept. 10
Palmetto Park Jam featuring The Reckoning is back on Oct. 23 Palmetto Park Jam featuring The Reckoning is back on Oct. 23
An Evening of Remembrance at McLeod Plantation Historic Site An Evening of Remembrance at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Hear “Leia’s Story” at this fundraising event supporting cultural and historical education
Latin American Festival returns Oct. 9 to Wannamaker County Park Latin American Festival returns Oct. 9 to Wannamaker County Park
September events and programs in your Charleston County Parks September events and programs in your Charleston County Parks
Wine Down Wednesday is back this fall! Wine Down Wednesday is back this fall!
Get your tickets now before they sell out
Toast Under the Oaks in September at Johns Island County Park Toast Under the Oaks in September at Johns Island County Park
Dog Day Afternoon Sept. 10 & 11 at the waterparks! Dog Day Afternoon Sept. 10 & 11 at the waterparks!
Dogs invited to Splash Island and Splash Zone waterpark Sept. 10, and Whirlin' Waters on Sept. 11 - get tickets early!
Inclusive Prom on Aug. 13 in Mount Pleasant Inclusive Prom on Aug. 13 in Mount Pleasant
Charleston County Parks’ Starlight Yoga returns this fall Charleston County Parks’ Starlight Yoga returns this fall
Outgoing CCPRC Executive Director David Bennett awarded for lifetime achievement Outgoing CCPRC Executive Director David Bennett awarded for lifetime achievement
August events and programs in your Charleston County Parks! August events and programs in your Charleston County Parks!
Public workshop dates for “Parks and Recreation for All” Comprehensive Plan Public workshop dates for “Parks and Recreation for All” Comprehensive Plan
Public encouraged to provide input on comprehensive master plan update for parks, open spaces, trails and facilities in July
CCPRC Safety Program Manager receives lifetime honor from United States Lifesaving Association CCPRC Safety Program Manager receives lifetime honor from United States Lifesaving Association
Charleston County Parks names new Executive Director Charleston County Parks names new Executive Director
Cemetery Study Begins at McLeod Plantation Historic Site Cemetery Study Begins at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Charleston County Parks seeking descendants for input
Charleston County Parks launches 2033: Parks and Recreation for ALL Plan Charleston County Parks launches 2033: Parks and Recreation for ALL Plan
Comprehensive master plan update for parks, open spaces, trails and facilities
Cast Off Fishing Tournament series starts May 7 at the Mount Pleasant Pier Cast Off Fishing Tournament series starts May 7 at the Mount Pleasant Pier
Lowcountry Cajun Festival is back on Saturday, April 9 at James Island County Park! Lowcountry Cajun Festival is back on Saturday, April 9 at James Island County Park!
Charleston County Parks debuts 5K trail race series Charleston County Parks debuts 5K trail race series
2022 Special Events Calendar (subject to change) 2022 Special Events Calendar (subject to change)
As of June 15, 2022. All events subject to change or cancellation.
Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 5 on Folly Beach Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 5 on Folly Beach
Register by Jan. 31
Palmetto Islands County Park hosting popular Fairy House Festival in January Palmetto Islands County Park hosting popular Fairy House Festival in January
The tiniest building project ever! Advance registration required
Holiday Festival of Lights announces Giant Greeting Card Competition Winners Holiday Festival of Lights announces Giant Greeting Card Competition Winners
Off-Road Duathlon run-bike-run race returns to Laurel Hill County Park Jan. 15 Off-Road Duathlon run-bike-run race returns to Laurel Hill County Park Jan. 15
Harvest Festival Nov. 6! Bluegrass and fall fun at Johns Island County Park Harvest Festival Nov. 6! Bluegrass and fall fun at Johns Island County Park
Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 12! Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 12!
October events and programs in your County Parks! October events and programs in your County Parks!
Charleston County Parks Foundation hosts Sunset Harbor Cruise Sept. 12 Charleston County Parks Foundation hosts Sunset Harbor Cruise Sept. 12
Fundraiser to support Foundation’s Pass It Forward Project
Apron section of Folly Beach Pier reopens Apron section of Folly Beach Pier reopens
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
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
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
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
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.