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What's Happening this Month

Happening In June 2016

North Charleston Farmers Market
is open every Thursday,  at Park Circle 
12noon - 7pm

Senior Voucher Distribution for the Farmer's Market

Senior Voucher Distribution will be on Thursday June 9th at 9am at Park Circle.  Seniors will be interviewed to determine eligibility.  The $25 voucher can be used at local farmers markets.  Vouchers come from the USDA

Youth Programs

Summer Camp

The City of North Charleston Recreation Department’s Summer Camp will begin on June 9.  Summer camp takes place at 19 locations all across the City with over 800 children ages 5 to 12.  Campers will attend field trips to the pool, Whirlin’ Waters, Chuck E Cheese and much more.  This year’s theme is Under the Sea.  Children will learn about animals that live under the sea.  For more information, please call  (843) 740-5807 or email aaustin@northcharleston.org.


Swim Lessons

Summer swim lesson registration continues. The cost is $30 residents/$60 non-residents.  All Mom & Tot classes are full.  Lessons are offered at Danny Jones, Felix Pinckney and Northwoods Park. 

 Session 1 – June 6-17
Session 2 – June 20-July 1
Session 3 – July 5-July 16
Session 4 – July 18 – July 29

Registration for summer Adult lessons continues at Danny Jones.  The cost is $30 residents/$60 non-residents and classes will be offered weekdays from 6pm - 7pm during the following 4 sessions. For more information about registration, please contact Armory Park (843) 745 1032.

Session I June 6-June 17
Session II June 20-July 1
Session III July 5-July 16
Session IV July 18-July 29  

Pools are now open for the Season 

The cost is $1 per day for City of North Charleston residents to swim at any of our 4 locations. Summer passes are also available at the Armory for $30 individual-resident/$50 family-resident.

 Summer Hours For City Pools

Danny Jones Pool


Monday – Friday:                     1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday – Thursday:               6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Saturday:                                   10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday:                                      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Monday – Friday:                    10:00 am – 12:00 pm (3 lanes)
                                                     12:00 pm– 1:00 pm (7 lanes
                                                      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  (3 lanes)
Monday – Thursday:                 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm (3 lanes)
Saturday:                                     10:00 am – 4:00 pm (3 lanes)
Sunday:                                        12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (3 lanes)

Collins Park and Northwood Park Pool
Monday -Saturday, 2pm7pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Felix Pinckney Pool
Monday - Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact Bora Yatagan (843) 745-1028 or email byatagan@northcharleston.org

North Charleston Swim Club

North Charleston Recreation Department is very excited to have a swim team available incorporated into our already popular athletic programs for children. If you are interested in joining the team, stop by practice at 4:00pm any weekday at the Danny Jones pool.

For more information on Aquatics, contact Bora Yatagan at (843) 745-1028.

Individual and Family Pool Passes

All pools are now open for the summer. The winter/spring pool pass is now available for purchase at the Armory.  For residents the cost is 30.00 individual/50.00 family.  This pass gives you unlimited access to Danny Jones during open swim until June.

Youth Athletics

Baseball and Softball

Games will continue to be played at Northwoods, Park Circle, Pepperhill, Murray Hill and Wescott Parks thru the 1 week of June.  All-Star teams will be picked and we will begin play June 18 with 7-8 machine pitch and 9-10 baseball. This year we will also be hosting the 9-10 year old sub-district tournament at Northwoods Park. The 9-10 and 11-12 softball will start the week of June 20. The 11-12 baseball will start June 24th in Moncks Corner and the 13-14 baseball will begin play on July 5 at St. Andrews. 

Summer Basketball

The 2016 Summer Basketball will tip off the second week of June.  Our teams will be playing teams through out the Lowcountry from other recreation departments at Ferndale, Northwoods and River Oaks gyms.

Middle School Athletics

Volleyball Camp

Registration for this year’s summer Volleyball Camp is May 23 - July 08, 2016. Camp will be held at River Oaks Middle School Gym on July 18-22 from 9am - 12pm.  The cost for the camp is $50.00 per child and $40.00 for any additional siblings.  You can register at Wescott Park, (843) 767-0782, Park Circle, (843) 745-1028 and Recreation (City Hall), (843) 740-5802.

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

Adult Sports

Senior Softball

The Senior Softball spring league continues play at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  The league has nine teams playing this spring.  Games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:45pm.

This Tuesday morning Senior League also continues play.  This league has four teams that participate each Tuesday morning at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  All games start at 9:15am.

The senior leagues have 208 participants between the two leagues.  All of the men are 50 – 80 years of age.


The spring season for Co-Ed Adult Kickball sees competitive play onWenesday and Thursday evenings.  Games are played at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  

Flag Football

The spring season for Adult Co-Ed Flag Football takes place at MeadWestvaco-Kapstone Park.  Games are played on Monday nights on the football field.

Co-Ed 4 v. 4 Basketball

The winter season for Adult Co-Ed 4 v. 4 Basketball continues play.  Games are played at  Danny Jones Gym and Ferndale Gym.  Games are played on Wednesday nights.  This league will conclude in June.

Co-Ed Volleyball

The winter season for Adult Co-Ed Volleyball continues.  Games are played at Ferndale Gym.  Games are played on Monday nights.  This league will conclude in June.

Co-Ed Softball

The spring season for Adult Co-Ed Softball continues every Sunday at Lent's Field on the Danny Jones Complex.  Games begin every Sunday at 10am.

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 (843) 745-1028.

Fly Dog Fitness

The North Charleston Recreation Department and "Fly Dog Fitness" have joined together to offer Adult Fitness programs in collaborative 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 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am - 6:30am; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:00am - 7:00am.  Evening class meets Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  All levels are welcome!   For more information, visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com

For more information on Adult Sports, e-mail cdamabugh@northcharleston.org.

Senior Programs

Pickleball 101

All Seniors are invited to come out and play the new and exciting game of PICKLEBALL, Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays at 7pm at the Danny Jones Complex.

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing continues on Thursdays at 7pm, at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.   This class is designed for all ages including seniors.

"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.

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.

Senteo Zumba

Senteo Zumba meets each Monday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

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. Community Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, (843) 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.  Classes in December will be held at Armory Park due to Christmas Festivities at Park Circle.


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

"Joy Tappers" Basic Tap Lessons

 The JOY Tappers meet on Wednesdays at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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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