Best Parks In Charleston SC

Best Parks In Charleston SC


White Point Garden


It's no secret that Charleston has a lot to offer, one of its best “perks” being its parks.  No matter what part of town you call home, there is a great family friendly park near you.


Hampton Park

Hampton Park is the largest park on the peninsula, providing a utopian environment within the hustle and bustle of Downtown Charleston.  The park is renowned for its extensive floral displays and tranquil pond.  With 60 acres, the park is always filled with civilians, whether its a family enjoying a picnic or runners utilizing the trails. 


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Washington Park

Located behind City Hall at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street, this quaint and quiet greenspace is loved by many for its rich history and picturesque backdrop. From the countless newly engaged couples to the daily joggers or dog walkers, this little park tucked away among the old Charleston homes and oak trees is a peaceful place to reflect. It was known as City Hall Park until 1881 when it was renamed for George Washington.  You'll also see a Confederate monument to General Pierre Beauregard, who oversaw the city's defenses from 1862-1864. The middle of of the park hosts a memorial to the Washington Light Infantry, and honors past important military battles.


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White Point Gardens

Located in the heart of the downtown historic district is White Point Gardens or “The Battery” as it is affectionally called by locals.  The park offers a piece of history and immaculate views of the harbor.  It is a great place to bring kids, dogs, a picnic and perhaps take pictures!  The beautiful white gazebo and canopy of oak trees create the perfect venue for a photoshoot.  Careful, it is rumored that Black Beard and a few of his fellow crew mates still haunt the park at night. 


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Ackerman Park

With soccer fields, an off leash dog park and even a skate park, there is something for everyone at Ackerman Park in West Ashley.  The park is also home to the West Ashley farmer’s market, every Wednesday from 3-7.


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Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park is situated beneath the Arthur Ravenel bridge, offering breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor.  The park is great for families, with a fishing pier, swings, playground, and picnic benches.  From the park, you have access to the Ravenel Bridge, great for exercise and amazing aerial views of the Cooper River.  Check their website for events throughout the year!


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James Island County Park

There is no shortage of fun and activities happening at James Island County Park.  Cool off from the Charleston humidity at Splash Zone Water Park, located within the park.  Kids can enjoy the climbing wall, playground and disc gold course.  There's also a huge dog park with a lake to throw the ball with your favorite black lab. Check their website for events and more information.


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