Facilities & Rentals
The Cultural Arts Department continues to sponsor programs/events and manage rental space at North Charleston Riverfront Park, as well as 2 locations in the Olde Village area of North Charleston. For rental information or to set an on-site appointment, please contact Richard Campbell at 843-740-5853. An event contract, which includes detailed information on spaces and fees, is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Riverfront Park is open to the public year-round and has become a favorite destination for residents and visitors. Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, the park is adjacent to the historic homes once occupied by Charleston Naval Base officers, surrounded by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. The park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion, expansive lawn, and Picnic Shelter, which provide a wonderful outdoor setting for small and large scale events, such as the City’s 4th of July Celebration, the North Charleston Arts Festival Grand Finale, concerts, festivals, family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, and more. Other park attractions include ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, a boardwalk, a fenced-in dog park, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain.
In addition, Riverfront Park is home to the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial, erected in honor of the countless military personnel and civilians that served the United States and the Greater Charleston region while the Charleston Navy Base was operational. The Memorial is the only location in the United States that displays both the Lone Sailor and the Homecoming statues. The park also hosts the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. The eleven month exhibition (May through March) features large-scale contemporary sculptures by established and emerging artists from across the country. Areas of the park available for rental through the Cultural Arts Department are the Performance Pavilion and lawn, the Picnic Shelter, and the boardwalk.
This general-use facility is located just around the corner from the Meeting Place at 4820 Jenkins Avenue. Formerly home to the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club, the building now hosts weekly film screenings by the Greater Park Circle Film Society. The one story concrete building features a large open room suitable for meetings, presentations, and small events. Free parking is available in the marked spaces lining Jenkins Avenue.
Quarters K was built in 1937 as Charleston Naval Base housing for officer families. Four identical homes were built near the bank of the Cooper River. The design of the living quarters mimics that of homes built near the Panama Canal during the early 20th Century. The layout of the interior included 3 upstairs bedrooms and 2 baths, and a distinctive “T” shape living area through the center of the home with large windows completely throughout the entire house.
Policy regarding Alcohol at Public Festivals or Special Events
EVENT CONTRACT FORM