Charleston County Parks
WATERPARKS: Charleston County Waterparks open weekends only. All three waterparks open for daily operations beginning May 27. Visit www.splashparks.com for hours, fees and other details.
Pre-registration is required for many CCPRC programs. For more information or to register, call 795-4386 or visit www.ccprc.com.
May 23: After Work Paddling Trips: Folly River Sunset Tour. 5:30-8 p.m. This is the perfect after work adventure. Paddle, around Little Oak Island at high tide while the sun sets in front of us and the moon rises behind us. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $36/$30 CCR Discount. Pre-registration required.
May 23: Vocalizations for the Visually Impaired at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join CCPRC’s naturalists to discover who is making noises at night. Blind and visually impaired persons of all ability levels, as well as sighted persons, with an interest in sharpening their listening skills, are welcome. Personal assistants for visually impaired participants are welcome free of charge. A paid and registered chaperon required for participants 15 and under. Age: 9 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount
May 23: Pups, Yups and Food Trucks at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. 4-7 p.m. It’s a party in the park with your dog. You and your pup are invited to join us after work for live music performed by Rawberry Jam, beverages and food trucks. All dogs must remain on leash. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Free with park admission.
May 23: Run to Remember 5K at the Mount Pleasant Pier. 6:30 p.m. start. Kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with an after work 5K road race. An award ceremony with light food and beverages will be held immediately afterward. Online registration will end May 22. Participants ages 10-15 are welcome to register for the race, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperon.
May 24: Beachwalker Bird Walk at Beachwalker Park. 8:30-11 a.m. The southwestern end of Kiawah Island is an excellent place to spot seabirds and shorebirds. Group will hike nearly two miles of pristine beach looking for a variety of birds, including raptors and songbirds. A registered chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: Free; however, pre-registration is required.
May 24-27: Mullet Hall Open Trail Ride: Memorial Day Weekend Trail Ride at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Noon (Friday )-noon (Sunday). Bring your horse, camping gear and supplies for two nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails. The fee includes a stall, one bag of shavings and weekend camping. Full rest rooms and shower facilities available. Pre-registration required by noon on May 24. Call 795-4386 to register or for more information. Age: 3 & up. Fee: $50/$40 MHEC Trail Pass Holder.
MAY 25, 29: Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. This walk through many distinct habitats will allow group to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies and other organisms. Walk-in registrations at Caw Caw are welcome. A chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $5/Free for Gold Pass Holders.
May 25: Sea Kayak Instructional Classes: ACA Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement, Level 3 at James Island County Park. 1-5 p.m. It’s time to perfect your technique. Using on the water practice and video analysis, ACA instructors will assist you with fine-tuning your paddling skills. This course is designed for those with basic skills who want to take it to the next level. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $48/$40 CCR Discount.
May 26: Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructional Classes: Intro to SUP, Level 1 at James Island County Park. 1-3 p.m. This fun and relaxed class will get you started with instruction on safety and the proper paddling technique that will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Age: 16 & up. Fee: $24/$20 CCR Discount. Pre-registration required.
May 28: How to Belay at James Island County Park. 5:30-7 p.m. Learn to belay in this abbreviated version of the popular Introduction to Climbing class. Age: 14 & up. Fee: $18/$15 CCR Discount. Pre-registration required.
May 29: College Days at James Island County Park. Noon-7 p.m. Climbing is a fun way to get into shape and to meet new people. It is also a great social activity. Students with a current ID will receive a free harness and shoe rental with the regular price of admission. Registration is not necessary. Fee: $10.
May 29: Photography Series: Sunrise Session at McLeod. 6-8 a.m. Awaken your senses to the natural and cultural world while stretching your photographic eye. Bring your camera and let a park naturalist lead you to inspirational locations. A registered and paid chaperon is required for participants ages 15 and under. Age: 12 & up. Fee: $9/$7 CCR Discount.
May 30: Pups, Yups and Food Trucks at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. 4-7 p.m. It’s a party in the park with your dog. You and your pup are invited to join us after work for live music performed by Nathan Calhoun, beverages and food trucks. All dogs must remain on leash. No outside alcohol or coolers permitted. Free event with your regular park gate admission.
May 31: Moonlight Mixer at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. 7-11 p.m. Beverages food, and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited; advance purchase is recommended. No refunds or exchanges. Photo ID required to gain entry into the event. Participants ages 15 and under can register for this course, but must be accompanied by a registered and paid adult chaperon. Fee: $10/$8 CCR Discount/$10 on-site if still available; season passes available.