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February events and programs in your County Parks! February events and programs in your County Parks!
Shuckin' on the Cooper postponed to Jan. 12 Shuckin' on the Cooper postponed to Jan. 12
Enjoy oysters, music and views at the Mount Pleasant Pier
Where the Wild Things Run 5K set for March 2 Where the Wild Things Run 5K set for March 2
Run with the wild things at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Public Meeting for Cooper River Marina Site Conceptual Master Planning set for Dec. 13 Public Meeting for Cooper River Marina Site Conceptual Master Planning set for Dec. 13
CCPRC invites the public to comment on conceptual master planning
East Coast Paddlesports Symposium set for March 29-31 East Coast Paddlesports Symposium set for March 29-31
Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 2 Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K set for Feb. 2
Race on Folly Beach supports Morris Island Lighthouse preservation
January events and programs in your County Parks January events and programs in your County Parks
2019 Events Calendar - as of 12-13-18 2019 Events Calendar - as of 12-13-18
Trails now open for use at Meggett County Park Trails now open for use at Meggett County Park
The Parklands Foundation receives grant from The Bosch Community Fund for BioDiscovery Project The Parklands Foundation receives grant from The Bosch Community Fund for BioDiscovery Project
Winners from the Greeting Card Competition at the Holiday Festival of Lights Winners from the Greeting Card Competition at the Holiday Festival of Lights
December events and programs in your County Parks! December events and programs in your County Parks!
Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 19 at Laurel Hill County Park Off-Road Duathlon set for Jan. 19 at Laurel Hill County Park
‘Tis the Season for Giving Back ‘Tis the Season for Giving Back
Weekday discount offered at Holiday Festival of Lights with Lowcountry Food Bank donation
Holiday Hoedown Dec. 6 at Wannamaker County Park Holiday Hoedown Dec. 6 at Wannamaker County Park
Event for people with special needs and their families and friends
Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights Starlight Yoga under the glow of the Holiday Festival of Lights
Supper with Santa at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Supper with Santa at the Holiday Festival of Lights!
Benefit for The Parklands Foundation's Pass It Forward Project
Special Events calendar at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Special Events calendar at the Holiday Festival of Lights!
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 7 & 8 Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk Nov. 7 & 8
Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history Holiday Festival of Lights: 25 years of history
November events and programs in your County Parks! November events and programs in your County Parks!
Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2018 Holiday Festival of Lights Trivia 2018
CCPRC breaks ground on Hollywood pool and aquatics center CCPRC breaks ground on Hollywood pool and aquatics center
Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 9! Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 9!
The 29th annual festival brings Merry Magical Memories to James Island County Park nightly Nov. 9, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019
Renovated outdoor athletic courts open at Schroder Community Center Renovated outdoor athletic courts open at Schroder Community Center
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission working with US Performance Center at former Baker Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission working with US Performance Center at former Baker
Group to develop the site as a state-of-the-art sports facility, athletic campus and public amenities center
Accessible Beach Path and Amenities Open at Folly Beach County Park Accessible Beach Path and Amenities Open at Folly Beach County Park
Starlight Yoga 2018 series kicks off April 5 at the Mount Pleasant Pier Starlight Yoga 2018 series kicks off April 5 at the Mount Pleasant Pier
51st annual Trident Fishing Tournament results 51st annual Trident Fishing Tournament results
Charleston County Parks celebrating 50 years in 2018! Charleston County Parks celebrating 50 years in 2018!
Celebrate our golden anniversary with us, with giveaways and other in-park surprises starting March 4
2018 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks 2018 Events Calendar for Charleston County Parks
Dates as of May 21, 2018. Subject to change
Executive Director David Bennett named SCRPA Professional of the Year Executive Director David Bennett named SCRPA Professional of the Year
Johns Island County Park archery range expands to include 3-D course Johns Island County Park archery range expands to include 3-D course
Charleston County Parks earns recognition from Working Well for supporting employee wellbeing Charleston County Parks earns recognition from Working Well for supporting employee wellbeing
Supper with Santa debuts Nov. 10 at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Supper with Santa debuts Nov. 10 at the Holiday Festival of Lights!
Benefit for The Parklands Foundation held on opening night of the festival
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
SK8 Charleston awarded for feats in civil engineering SK8 Charleston awarded for feats in civil engineering
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
SK8 Charleston Fact Sheet SK8 Charleston Fact Sheet
Caw Caw offering SEWE program Feb. 17 Caw Caw offering SEWE program Feb. 17
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!
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.