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Bring a can and save select nights at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Bring a can and save select nights at the Holiday Festival of Lights!
Discount offered Monday through Thursday; Canned food donations benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank
Wine Down Wednesday returns for fall season Wine Down Wednesday returns for fall season
Wine and live music series returns to Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley - Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 8 and 9 Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 8 and 9
Schroder Community Center in Hollywood receives Schroder Community Center in Hollywood receives "Meet Me at the Park" grant
Grant awarded by National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company supports increased access to play spaces; funds to support outdoor courts
Johns Island County Park hosts Harvest Festival Nov. 4 Johns Island County Park hosts Harvest Festival Nov. 4
Bluegrass, barbecue and family activities galore!
Ultra Chili 10x5K and 5K race set for Nov. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park Ultra Chili 10x5K and 5K race set for Nov. 18 at Laurel Hill County Park
Ultra distance race adds a new 5K option for 2017
October events and programs in your County Parks October events and programs in your County Parks
Charleston County Parks host 5 dog-friendly events in September! Charleston County Parks host 5 dog-friendly events in September!
Latin American Festival set for Oct. 15 in North Charleston Latin American Festival set for Oct. 15 in North Charleston
Holy City Hullabaloo comes to SK8 Charleston Sept. 29 and 30 Holy City Hullabaloo comes to SK8 Charleston Sept. 29 and 30
Two-day punk and ska music festival comes to the skate park
Adaptive Recreation on Folly Beach: Wheel to Surf event Sept. 23 Adaptive Recreation on Folly Beach: Wheel to Surf event Sept. 23
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K set for Oct. 14 on Johns Island Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K set for Oct. 14 on Johns Island
Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 10! Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 10!
Folly Beach Fishing Pier hosts its largest tournament of the season Aug. 26! Folly Beach Fishing Pier hosts its largest tournament of the season Aug. 26!
Bark in the Park! set for Sept. 23 at Wannamaker County Park Bark in the Park! set for Sept. 23 at Wannamaker County Park
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
September events and programs in your County Parks September events and programs in your County Parks
2018 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks 2018 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks
Dates as of Sept. 19, 2017. Subject to change
SK8 Charleston awarded for feats in civil engineering SK8 Charleston awarded for feats in civil engineering
Yappy Hour at Splash Island Sept. 7, James Island County Park Sept. 14 Yappy Hour at Splash Island Sept. 7, James Island County Park Sept. 14
Old Towne Creek County Park master planning meeting set for July 20 Old Towne Creek County Park master planning meeting set for July 20
Public invited to way in on future West Ashley park plan
Charleston County Parks and The Parklands Foundation present the “Swim For It” Campaign Charleston County Parks and The Parklands Foundation present the “Swim For It” Campaign
Initiative raising funds for drowning prevention
Viewing the Eclipse at Charleston County Parks Viewing the Eclipse at Charleston County Parks
Summertime Boat Landing Tips from Charleston County Parks Summertime Boat Landing Tips from Charleston County Parks
Sea Island Cotton planted at McLeod Plantation Historic Site Sea Island Cotton planted at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Tips for visiting your beach parks this summer Tips for visiting your beach parks this summer
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
Tom O'Rourke honored with lifetime achievement award Tom O'Rourke honored with lifetime achievement award
Yappy Hour series kicks off April 27! Yappy Hour series kicks off April 27!
Bring Fido for fun in the dog park at James Island County Park
SK8 Charleston Fact Sheet SK8 Charleston Fact Sheet
McLeod Plantation introduces new Art Series McLeod Plantation introduces new Art Series
Series hosts artists, concerts, poets and more, monthly this spring
Archery range opens at Johns Island County Park Archery range opens at Johns Island County Park
SK8 Charleston Grand Opening Events March 4 and 11 SK8 Charleston Grand Opening Events March 4 and 11
Skate park on peninsula set to open
New Chair Elected to Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission New Chair Elected to Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission
CCPRC recently elected a new commission chair, former Vice Chair Andy Thomas. Former Secretary-Treasurer Teddy Manos was elected as vice chair, and Commissioner Collin Bruner as secretary-treasurer.
CCPRC hosting workshop on interpreting African American history and culture with Smithsonian CCPRC hosting workshop on interpreting African American history and culture with Smithsonian
Workshop to take place Jan. 15-22 and feature experts from attendees from across the nation
2017 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks 2017 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks
Updated July 10, 2017
CCPRC staff member Mark Madden wins SC Environmental Awareness Award CCPRC staff member Mark Madden wins SC Environmental Awareness Award
Awards announced from Holiday Festival of Lights Awards announced from Holiday Festival of Lights
Greeting Card Competition and Light Display Design Contest winners revealed at opening night Nov. 11
Support the Lowcountry Food Bank and save on Festival of Lights entry Support the Lowcountry Food Bank and save on Festival of Lights entry
Bring a can Monday through Thursday and save on admission!
James Island County Park introduces the Outdoor Zone James Island County Park introduces the Outdoor Zone
New name for park's climbing wall area featuring four activities
Skip the line to Mingle with Kringle this year at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Skip the line to Mingle with Kringle this year at the Holiday Festival of Lights!
Special daytime visits with Santa offered as part of photo package deal
Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2016 Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2016
McLeod Plantation Historic Site awarded for Wayside Exhibits McLeod Plantation Historic Site awarded for Wayside Exhibits
Site's walkway interpretive signs win national award
Winner Announced for Holiday Festival of Lights kids display design contest Winner Announced for Holiday Festival of Lights kids display design contest
Charleston County Parks publishes Children’s Book to benefit The Parklands Foundation Charleston County Parks publishes Children’s Book to benefit The Parklands Foundation
Charleston County Parks launches Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club Charleston County Parks launches Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club
Seasonal events allow people with disabilities the opportunity to try recreation activities; surfing program coming up May 1
CCPRC Executive Director to retire in 2018 CCPRC Executive Director to retire in 2018
David Bennett to succeed in role held by Tom O’Rourke
Holiday Festival of Lights honored as third best Holiday Festival in the US! Holiday Festival of Lights honored as third best Holiday Festival in the US!
CCPRC staff Beth Burkett and Kevin Rowland honored CCPRC staff Beth Burkett and Kevin Rowland honored
Burkett wins Marine Educator of the Year; Rowland awarded by the World Waterpark Association
Caw Caw Interpretive Center Designated as Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Partner Site Caw Caw Interpretive Center Designated as Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Partner Site
CCPRC Breaks Ground on Future Skate Park CCPRC Breaks Ground on Future Skate Park
Site located on the peninsula set to open in Fall 2016
Celebrating 25 Years of the Holiday Festival of Lights Celebrating 25 Years of the Holiday Festival of Lights
History and behind the scenes of the festival
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.