Gardens of the Lowcountry

Public Access (Free) Gardens

If you are looking for a place to escape the heat and enjoy a socially distanced picnic, check out some of our favorite local parks.

 

Brittlebank Park – 185 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

Located next to the Joe Riley Stadium, Brittlebank Park has a large amount of land with some really impressive views overlooking the Ashley River. There is a nice playground with climbing structures and ramps for handicapped children. Two piers extend out over the Ashley River, where fishing, crabbing, and shrimping are popular. Several paved pathways for walking and bicycling run through the park. At the north end is an off-leash area where dogs are allowed to roam freely.

 
 
 
 
 

Cannon Park – 131 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29401

Cannon Park is a 2.7 acre public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina. It is bound to the north by Calhoun St. and to the south by Bennett St. To the east and west are Rutledge Ave. and Ashley Ave. respectively.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Hampton Park – 30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

At 60 acres, Hampton Park is one of the City of Charleston’s largest parks. It boasts the most extensive floral displays of any park in the city. An old rose collection and seasonal displays are planted by the staff and volunteers caring for the park. This neighborhood park has a rich history recently documented through a project of the Charleston Horticultural Society, an audio walking tour called Layers of the Landscape.   Click HERE to start your tour!

 

 

 

 

Hazel Parker Playground – 70 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hazel Parker Playground is a 3 acre public park in Charleston, South Carolina named after Hazel V. Parker in 1977. Hazel Parker was the recreation supervisor at the playground starting in 1942. The playground was formerly known as the East Bay Playground. The land had been owned by the Port Utilities Commission. Wikipedia
 
 

 

 

 

Marion Square – 329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

Marion Square is greenspace in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, spanning 6.5 acres. The square was established as a parade ground for the state arsenal under construction on the north side of the square.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Theodora Park – 94 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401

Theodora Park is a small public park in Charleston, South Carolina operated by the City of Charleston. The park was masterminded by David Rawle, public relations and marketing firm founder, who lives nearby in the historic Ansonborough neighborhood.  http://www.theodorapark.com/
 
 

 

Washington Square Park – 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Washington Square is a park in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. It is located behind City Hall at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street in the Charleston Historic District. The planting beds and red brick walks were installed in April 1881.
 
 

 

 

 

Waterfront Park – Vendue Range, Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401

Waterfront Park is an 8-acre park along approximately one-half mile of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The park received the 2007 Landmark Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 
 

 

 

 

White Point Garden – 2 Murray Blvd.; Charleston, SC

White Point Garden is a 5.7 acre public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina, at the tip of the peninsula. It is the southern terminus for the Battery, a defensive seawall and promenade. It is bounded by East Battery, Murray Blvd., King St., and South Battery.