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North Charleston Athletic Center

The city’s newest recreational facility, the North Charleston Athletic Center, opened on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5794 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sundays from 12:00noon to 5:00pm


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The North Charleston Athletic Center comprises of three indoor gymnasiums for multi-use, as well as community meeting and event space.  The 51,000 sf, $14 million state of the art facility has been designed to host an array of competitive and recreational sports, including basketball, pickleball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, among many others.

For scale:

  • 3 full court basketball floors
  • 4 regulation volleyball courts
  • 6 full size pickle ball courts

“The North Charleston Athletic Center will be the flagship of our recreation programming for our residents, granting greater access to a larger number of competitive sports, right in our backyard.  At the end of the day, it’s about giving our youth a year-round athletic center to promote teamwork, leadership, and wellness,” stated North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.  “In addition, we anticipate the facility to be an economic driver of sports tourism, attracting regional, statewide, and national tournament play.”

“The citizens of North Charleston have asked for a facility like this, and I’m proud that City Council and Mayor Summey have delivered with the beautiful North Charleston Athletic Center right here in District 6,” stated North Charleston City Council Member Dorothy Williams. “This is a win for the youth of our community.”

“Our recreational programming has taken a huge leap forward with the opening of the North Charleston Athletic Center,” stated Former Park and Recreation Director Ed Barfield.  “We can now fulfill the countless requests to host large-scale youth events, while granting greater access for recreational play, from youth to adult.  The long-lasting benefits of a facility like this are yet to be told.”