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Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 1 Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 1
Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park
January events and programs in your Charleston County Parks! January events and programs in your Charleston County Parks!
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
December events and programs in your County Parks! December events and programs in your County Parks!
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 Hoedown Dec. 5 at Wannamaker County Park Holiday Hoedown Dec. 5 at Wannamaker County Park
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
Recruiting staff for the Holiday Festival of Lights Recruiting staff for the Holiday Festival of Lights
Work with us this holiday season at James Island County Park!
Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights
2020 Events Calendar - as of 10-21-19 2020 Events Calendar - as of 10-21-19
Dates subject to change
November events and programs in your County Parks! November events and programs in your County Parks!
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
2019 Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 15! 2019 Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 15!
See hundreds of light displays at James Island County Park, open through Dec. 31
SK8 Charleston hosting Back to School Bash and other fall events SK8 Charleston hosting Back to School Bash and other fall events
Community Pride of Charleston County awards CCPRC and SC Sea Grant Consortium Community Pride of Charleston County awards CCPRC and SC Sea Grant Consortium
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
2019 Events Calendar - as of 9-24-19 2019 Events Calendar - as of 9-24-19
New Waterpark Attraction “The Washout” to Open at Whirlin’ Waters; Waterparks open May 4 New Waterpark Attraction “The Washout” to Open at Whirlin’ Waters; Waterparks open May 4
First race of Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series set for May 19 First race of Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series set for May 19
Trails now open for use at Meggett County Park Trails now open for use at Meggett County Park
Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history
Executive Director David Bennett named SCRPA Professional of the Year Executive Director David Bennett named SCRPA Professional of the Year
The Parklands Foundation kicks off Skate Forward initiative The Parklands Foundation kicks off Skate Forward initiative
Area summer campers visit SK8 Charleston for free thanks to Speedwell Foundation grant
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
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.