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What's Happening this Month

September 2014


Danny Jones pool will be closed from September 8-14 for repairs to our filters.


North Charleston Farmer's Market

The Market is held at Park Circle every Thursday from 12pm - 7:00pm.  For more information call Belinda Swindler at 843-745-1028.

It's New

Senior Table Tennis

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am – noon at Armory Park. 

Senior Pickle Ball

Armory Park on Monday and Friday from 1-3pm or at
Northwoods Park on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12noon

For more information, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028 or e-mail belindaswindler@yahoo.com


Northwoods Park, Collins Park & Felix Pinckney Pools
All outdoor pools in North Charleston will close on Labor Day and re-opn Memorial Day weekend.

Danny Jones

Open Swim**
Monday – Thursday:    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
                                         7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Friday:                             1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday:        12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Lap Swim
Monday - Friday :       12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Saturday:                     10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday:                        4:00 pm-6:00 pm

**2 lanes will be available during open swim hours for lap swimmers at Danny Jones**

Swim Teams

Danny Jones Pool will be hosting 100s of athletes on swim teams from Academic Magnet, Stall, Palmetto Masters and MPSC that train there on a daily basis beginning September 14.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics continues to be a popular program. The cost is $20 per month and classes are offered M/T/Th at Danny Jones.  The morning class is 9:00 am – 10:00 am and the evening class is 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  To register, visit Armory Park at 5000 Lackawana Boulevard across from the Danny Jones Comples.  For more information, call (843) 745-1028.

Lap Swimming

Monday - Friday, 6am - 2pm
(Only 3 - 4 Lanes Available at Certain Times)
For more information on Aquatics, call Doug Fetchen, Aquatics Director at (843) 745-1028.

Youth Athletics 

Fall Sports

We are currently accepting registration for our Fall Sport Programs.  We are registering for Tackle Football, Flag Football, Cheerleading, Soccer, Fall Baseball, and Fall Softball.  Fall registration will be taken at various parks and community centers around North Charleston as well as online at the City’s website www.northcharleston.org

Middle School Athletics

Fall Sports

The North Charleston Recreation Department is proud to partner with the middle schools in our City to provide athletic programs and activities.  With the start of a new school year brings opportunities for students in the middle school to participate in a wide range of sports and other activities.  It is our desire to develop and offer programs that will both enhance the student success in the classroom as well as offer them an opportunity to compete and enjoy team sports and activities.

We recognize and welcome back the following schools to the Middle School Athletic Program: Northwoods, Military Magnet, Morningside and the opening of our new middle school Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science.

Our upcoming fall sports program includes football, cheerleading and volleyball for girls.  Each student will play for the school they attend. 

For more information, contact Edwina Peterson at (843) 740-5802 or email epeterson@northcharleston.org.

Adult Sports

Flag Football

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football is played on Monday evenings at Doc Hursey Field on the Danny Jones Complex.  Games begin at 6:30pm.

Adult Senior Men’s Softball

Senior Softball is underway at MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park Monday – Wednesday evenings.  Games begin at 6:45 pm.  Come see some the action!

Men's Industrial Basketball

The Men's Industrial Basketball league will blaze into action on Saturday, September 6 at Sterett Hall Gym.  Ten teams take part in this league from companies throughout the area.

Women's Softball League

The fall Women's Softba;; league will kick off the season on September 8 at Mead Westvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00pm.

Adult Kickball

Adult Co-Ed Kickball  continues play.  Games are played at MeadWestvaco Kapstone Park on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm.

Adult Tennis

The North Charleston Recreation Department has a very active Adult Tennis Program. Our team tennis program offers a variety of levels of competition and is open to men and women. Matches are played against teams across the Greater Charleston area.

Tennis Clinics/Lessons

The North Charleston Recreation Department offers Tennis Lessons and Clinics at the Collins Park Tennis Center on the Collins Park Complex (4115 Fellowship Road off Dorchester Road). Fees vary depending on type of lesson or clinic (group or private), Lesson Packages are available.  Lessons are available for Adults and Children. For more information call Glenn Cobb, Tennis Pro, at 552-9446 after 5:00 pm.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played on the outer 8 islands around Park Circle Monday – Sunday from dusk to dawn, continuously.  Tuesday night doubles are played beginning at 6:00 pm.  Registration takes place at the #1 tee box at 5:00 pm.  For more information on Disc Golf, call (843) 740-5801 or e-mail Jonas Card at CDGC@bellsouth.net

Fly Dog Fitness

The North Charleston Recreation Department and "Fly Dog Fitness" have joined together to offer Adult Fitness programs in callaborative effort to make "North Charleston More Physically Fit"!  Together we are offering the most unique, creative and exciting workouts in the area.  Whether you consider yourself to be in good shape or can't remember the last time you did more physical activity required at work, we can cater to your fitness level.

We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself, raise your self-esteem, and increase your social value and influence...all while getting an invigorating workout.

Classes take place for the majority on the outside; utilizing some of North Charleston's most beautiful green spaces at Park Circle, Danny Jones Complex and Riverfront Park. Morning classes meet on M,W,F (3 days a week, 12 sessions) 6:00 am - 7:00 am.  Evening classes meet Mon.-Thurs. (4 days a week, 16 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  In addition to our 6 am and 6 pm sessions, we offer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am and 5 pm classes.  Once you sign up for one time slot, you may attend as many different sessions in a 4 week camp as you like!  For more information, call Cindy Dambaugh at (843) 740-5801 or e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org.  Visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com



Double Dutch

The Double Dutch Program will be offered at the  Afterschool Program locations again this year.  Registration and contact information to come at a later date.

Step Team

The Step Team program is currently accepting registration applications; the middle school team is located at Persephone Moultrie community center and the elementary team is located at Northwoods Park community center. If there are any questions please call Dominique Manigault, Program Manager at 843-740-5807.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival will be October 25, 2014 from 4pm -8 pm, East Montague Ave. The kid's zone will be open 4pm - 6:30 pm.  There will be fun games, face painting and inflatables in the kid's zone.  Come dressed in your costume and participate in the costume contest!  Fun for the entire family!

Senior Programs

"Baby Boomers and Beyond" Health and Awareness Expo

In partnership with The 50 plus Connection this event will be held at the Felix Davis CommunityCenter on Saturday, September 27th.  

Wake-Up Yoga

Haro Jun, a certified yoga instructor and participant in our Monday line dancing class is now offering “wake up” yoga from 8:30-9am on Monday mornings. Line dancers and others are invited to participate. There is no charge for the class.

"Senior Sneakers"

Join us as we "Walk the Circle" at our leisure!  Log your laps inside the community center at the receptionist desk and become eligible for Incentive Prizes for walking milestones.  Registration is required for this FREE program.  Men and women 50+ years of age are eligible to take part.  registration is continuous!

Senior Water Aerobics

Registration for Senior Water Aerobics .  Registrations are accepted at Armory Park or Park Circle. The cost is $20 a month.


Bellyfit, a class that focuses on stomach fitness with a belly dancing influence will be held every Monday at Park Circle beginning at 6:00pm.

Self Defense

A Self-Defense class is now being held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle each Thursday afternoon beginning at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Belinda swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Classes at Park Circle

Kelli offers a Tuesday and Thursday evening class at 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  Cost is $5 per class.  For more information, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028.

ZUMBA Gold at Thomas M. Evans, Sr. Communtiy Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, 760-4289.

Senior Line Dancing (class registration is continuous)

Each Monday morning at Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 9:30 am - 11:00 am.


This very low impact senior exercise class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

"JOY” Table Tennis

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am – Armory Park

"Joy Bocce"

Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-noon – Armory Park

North Charleston Ceramic House

North Charleston Ceramic House
1919 Bolton Street
Classes available Monday - Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please call 745-1031

For more information on all Senior Programs, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028 or e-mail belindaswindler@yahoo.com.

Annual Events


Pitch, Hit and Run

This program allows young athletes to showcase their individual skills in pitching, hitting and running. Local competition is tentatively schedule during April. All around winners will advance to a sectional competition. Participants must play in local league. Ages 7-8 years; Ages 9-10 years; Ages 11-12 years; Ages 13-14 years.  For more information, contact Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5803 or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804.

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