The Charleston County Parks Foundation identifies community needs, establishes projects, generates funding, and provides ongoing maintenance and support to the projects so that the community can have access to and benefit from the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s facilities, programs, and services.
|Foundation Fundraiser Event Server||0||6/4/2022||6/4/2022|
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.
|Course Monitors & Water Stations||5||5/22/2022||8/14/2022|
|Course Support Volunteer Leader||5||5/22/2022||8/14/2022|
|Packet Pickup/Registration Volunteer Leader||1||5/22/2022||8/14/2022|
|Pre-Race Course Set Up Crew Member||5||5/20/2022||8/12/2022|
|Race Day Packet Pick-Up Volunteer||5||5/22/2022||8/14/2022|
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.
|Dance Floor Monitor||0||5/21/2022||7/30/2022|
One of the earliest Memorial Day ceremonies was held in Charleston, South Carolina and was called Decoration Day. This day, primarily organized by African Americans, honored those who gave their lives in service of our Country.
We remember Decoration Day at McLeod Plantation Historic Site through a series of speakers, community partner tables, Gullah cuisine, and a tribute to our Veterans. Join us and learn about the history of the day and the many connections between the people who once lived on James Island, their descendants, and their legacy of service to the United States of America.
This year's featured speakers include Victoria Smalls, Executive Director of the Gullah Geechee Corridor; Bishop John Gathers, a descendant of one of the earliest known enslaved families at McLeod Plantation Historic Site; and Scott Peterson, the great-great grandson of Private G.W. Smothers who was once stationed on James Island and left his signature onsite.
|Education Program: Seining Assistant @ IOP||0||5/18/2022||5/18/2022|
|Green Team Member||158||5/18/2022||9/5/2022|
Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission presents the 2022 Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest at James Island County Park. Throughout history, solstices and equinoxes have been sacred points to honor the flow of life on earth. The Summer Solstice is a time for us to come back to balance, and thrive in the joys of life. As the sun rises to the highest point in the sky, Charleston will gather to Salute the Solstice, celebrating our connection and the light that is within each of us. This gathering is an opportunity to practice with teachers from Charleston's yoga studios. You'll experience meditation, 108 Sun Salutations, safe hands-on adjustments, live music and the sweetness of moving in nature.
|Dance List Check In Volunteer||0||6/16/2022||6/16/2022|
|Set up and Break Down Crew||0||6/16/2022||6/16/2022|
Enjoy the cool harbor breeze and dance to live beach music at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence - the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join in on our party at the end of this scenic pier.
|Bar Back/Beer Server||0||7/4/2022||7/4/2022|
|Dance Floor Monitor||0||7/4/2022||7/4/2022|
|ID Check/Registration Volunteer||0||7/4/2022||7/4/2022|
Presented in conjunction with Palmetto TRIbe, our first youth triathlon race will be a multi-sport experience like no other in the area - the first to offer an open-water swim. This is an excellent opportunity for youth to experience a lake swim in a safe, well-monitored course. After the swim, participants will traverse the shaded paths and roads inside the park on the run and bike course
|Race Day Packet Pick-Up Volunteer||1||7/30/2022||7/30/2022|
|Volunteer Leader - Course Support||1||7/30/2022||7/30/2022|
|Volunteer Leader - Packet Pick Up/Registration||0||7/30/2022||7/30/2022|
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.