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
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
Marion Square – 329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Theodora Park – 94 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401
Washington Square Park – 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
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.