Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission


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WHEEL TO SURF-ADAPTIVE RECREATION SURFING @FOLLY BEACH COUNTY PARK

This unique event provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to experience surfing! Adaptive surfing staff from partner organizations Ocean Cure and Adaptive Surf Project will provide instruction and assistance in a controlled environment.

Activity Shifts Start End
Surfing Registration and Set Up/ Clean Up @ Folly Beach 0 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Beach/Participant Transport 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Photographer 0 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Surfing - Shallow Water Safety 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Surfing- Deep Water Safety 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Surfing -Mid Water Safety 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR FEST @JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

Whether you’re a devoted outdoor sporting enthusiast or just beginning to explore nature’s playground, you’ll find your perfect fit for fun and fitness. Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, disc golf, live music, and more.

 

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Beer Pourers 0 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Cardboard Canoe Race 2 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
On Water Safety 1 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Paddlesports "Try it Zone" Volunteer Leader 1 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Registration Assistant 0 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
The Green Team Recycling Ambassador 2 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Archery 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Bike Obstacle Course 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Challenge Zone 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Climbing Wall/Slackline 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Disc Golf 3 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try It Zone- Paddlesports 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Try-It Zone Skate 4 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Volunteer Check-In Assistant/Roamer 0 4/18/2020 4/19/2020

CHARLESTON SPRINT TRIATHLON SERIES @ JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

The five-race  Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park features 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the top ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council.

Activity Shifts Start End
Course Breakdown 5 5/31/2020 8/9/2020
Course Monitors & Water Stations 5 5/31/2020 8/9/2020
Course Set Up 5 5/29/2020 8/7/2020
General-I’ll Do Anything!!! 4 5/31/2020 8/9/2020
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up 0 5/30/2020 8/8/2020
Race Day Packet Pick-Up Volunteer 1 5/31/2020 8/9/2020

COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN @ DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

 

The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.

Activity Shifts Start End
Finish Line Volunteer -Downtown Charleston 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Leader- Downtown Charleston 0 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Leader- Mt. Pleasant at the Exxon Gas station 323 Coleman Blvd 0 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Leader- Mt. Pleasant Intersection of Chuck Dawley and Coleman 0 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Starting Line Volunteer- Mt. Pleasant Intersection of Chuck Dawley and Coleman 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020
Starting Line-Mt. Pleasant @ Exxon Gas Station 323 Coleman Blvd 1 4/4/2020 4/4/2020

LOWCOUNTRY CAJUN FESTIVAL @ JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

 

Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare - jambalaya, alligator, etouffe, andouille sausage, and crawfish. Also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. For those who prefer a tamer menu, we’ll serve up ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, sno cones, and more.

Activity Shifts Start End
Beer Pourers 2 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Beer Tent-Tickets Taker/Server 1 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Climbing Wall Assistant 1 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Crawfish Eating Contest Registration 0 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Festival Break-Down Crew 1 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Festival Set -Up Crew 1 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
ID Checking 0 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
I'll Do Anything!!!! 1 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Kids Area Attendant 2 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Leader of Amusement Area 0 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Soda Sales 0 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
Souvenir Clerk 0 4/5/2020 4/5/2020
The Green Team Recycling Ambassador 2 4/5/2020 4/5/2020

MCLEOD PLANTATION

McLeod Plantation was established in 1851 and  has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston’s - and our nations - history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak allée, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old

 

Activity Shifts Start End
McLeod Plantation Historic Site Volunteer 0

MOONLIGHT MIXER @ FOLLY BEACH FISHING PIER

Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long.

Activity Shifts Start End
Gate Attendant 0 5/22/2020 9/18/2020

MOTOWN IN THE MOONLIGHT@ THE MT.PLEASANT PIER

Activity Shifts Start End
Barback/Beer Server 0 5/16/2020 9/26/2020
Gate Attendant 0 5/16/2020 9/26/2020

MULLET HAUL 5K & 10K TRAIL RUN @MULLET HALL EQUESTRIAN CENTER(Johns Island County Park)

The Mullet Haul features both a 5-mile and a 10-mile race on the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park. While not required, we encourage racers to sport their mullets, either authentic or artificial, as part of this themed event.

Activity Shifts Start End
Course Monitors & Water Stations 0 4/25/2020 4/25/2020
Photographer 0 4/25/2020 4/25/2020
Race Day Packet Pick-Up Volunteers 0 4/25/2020 4/25/2020
Set Up, Food Prep and Beer Server 0 4/25/2020 4/25/2020

PET FEST @ PALMETTO ISLAND COUNTY PARK

Give back to your furry friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic, and exploration at Palmetto Islands County Park. Pets and their owners are invited to join us for exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival!

Schedule of Activities

All day
  • Swift Paws Lure Chasing - let your dog race for a $10 donation
  • Dog washing stations - Clean up your pup for $5 donation
  • Meet local rescue groups and centers with adoptable animals. You might also meet your new best friend! Adopt a forever friend from the Charleston Animal Society on-site at Pet Fest and receive a free Individual Park Pass membership!
  • Visit with veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet suppliers to learn more about nutrition, education, and training.
  • Take the Canine Good Citizens Test & the Canine Good Community Test to see if your dog is ready for certification!
  • Check out STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team demonstrations
  • Food and beverages for sale - ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Lowcountry Dog Magazine Cover Model Contest
12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs
  • Due to expected low air/water temperatures this Sunday, we will not be able to host Dock Diving this year.
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Pet Contests (Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume)
1 p.m.
  • Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show
2-4 p.m.
  • Live music from the Jaykob Kendrick Band
Activity Shifts Start End
Beverage Service Assistant 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Swift Paw Registration 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Beer Sales 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Dog Washer 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Festival Set -Up Crew 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Garden Dog Monitors 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
I'll Do Anything!!!! 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Roamer 0 3/21/2020 3/21/2020
Swift Paws Assistant 1 3/21/2020 3/21/2020

SHAGGIN' ON THE COOPER @ THE MT. PLEASANT PIER

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Pier! Live music will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Gates open at 7:00pm and the music begins at 8:00pm. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze and dance the night away under the stars.

Activity Shifts Start End
Barback/Beer Server 0 4/25/2020 9/12/2020
Gate Attendant 0 4/25/2020 9/12/2020

STARLIGHT YOGA @ MT. PLEASANT PIER

The glow of the Ravenel Bridge and the sights and sounds of Charleston Harbor provide an unparalleled backdrop for an evening of yoga with instructor Ji Hwang.

Activity Shifts Start End
Event Set-Up, Breakdown & Directing Participants 0 4/2/2020 4/2/2020
Registration/Check In Volunteer 0 4/2/2020 4/2/2020
Welcome Table Volunteer 0 4/2/2020 4/2/2020

THE GREEN TEAM

Through park sweeps, resource recovery, and other volunteer activities, the CCPRC Green Team will have fun while doing their part to protect their county parks.
The Green Team will:
i. help to encourage and protect the stability, integrity, value, and beauty of the County Park's natural and historical resources
ii. cultivate an ethic of stewardship
iii. make Charleston's County Parks a model of environmental stewardship for the region

Activity Shifts Start End
Beach Sweep @ Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve 0 3/28/2020 3/28/2020
Sweep @ Stono Creek County Park 1 2/29/2020 2/29/2020

THE RECKONING IN THE PARK @ JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Beer/Wine Assistant 0 3/8/2020 3/8/2020
ID Checker 0 3/8/2020 3/8/2020
Parking Lot Attendant 1 3/8/2020 3/8/2020
Soda Sales 0 3/8/2020 3/8/2020
The Green Team Recycling Ambassador 1 3/8/2020 3/8/2020

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Hands on skill training for specific volunteer opportunities.

Activity Shifts Start End
On Water Safety Training 1 4/11/2020 4/11/2020

VOLUNTEERS IN PARKS @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission's mission is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs & services. Volunteers and volunteerism play an important role in helping CCPRC achieve it's mission through stewardship efforts, program support and operational assistance.

Activity Shifts Start End
Green Team @ Isle of Palms County Park 177 3/7/2020 9/27/2020

WHERE THE WILD THINGS RUN @ Caw Caw

Come explore your wild side on the scenic nature trails at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Caw Caw is actively managed for a variety of wildlife and a favored habitat for rare wildlife, so there is also the chance you may see a "wild thing" or two! An award ceremony with local food and beverages will be held immediately afterward.

Activity Shifts Start End
Course Monitors and Water Stations 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Kid Zone 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Leader 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Mascot 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Mascot Guide 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Photographer 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020
Race Day Packet Pick Up 0 3/7/2020 3/7/2020

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY@ OLD TOWNE CREEK COUNTY PARK

Explore West Ashley's beautiful Old Towne Creek County Park during Wine Down Wednesday. Guests will enjoy wine, food truck fare, and live music at this hidden gem located in West Ashley

Activity Shifts Start End
ID Checker 0 3/18/2020 4/29/2020
Wine Server 0 3/18/2020 4/29/2020

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Mission Statement

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services.