Parks and greenspace dot the City of North Charleston. From the City’s premier Riverfront Park to intimate neighborhood playgrounds, our residents and visitors do not have to venture far for an outdoor recreational area.
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 the Charleston Naval Base officers, surrounded by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. Bordered by Noisette Creek, the park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and meadow.
Wannamaker County Park
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park is a nature-oriented park designed for family and group use. It offers over 1,015 acres of beautiful woodlands and wetlands, and provides guests with a variety of activities. Miles of paved trails allow for exploration of the area’s beautiful natural resources. Picnic sites with grills are located throughout the park for your enjoyment.
The Park Circle Butterfly Garden is located next to the Felix C. Davis Community Center in the middle of historic Park Circle. From the moment you enter the garden and walk across the beautifully painted paver stones you can see that this place is special. It is a hidden gem in the middle of the city that invites guests to enjoy a picnic lunch or just sit and enjoy nature.
Wescott Park, the Lowcountry’s premier baseball and softball facility, featuring a Ripken Training Facility. Wescott Park was meticulously designed and built state of the art for the best experience for players and spectators. Apart from being a sports complex, Wescott Park features passive areas for visitors to enjoy, green spaces and walking trails through the park’s wetlands.
Collins Park is tucked away behind a residential community, but features a playground area, community center, tennis courts and large baseball fields for advanced play. Collins Park has hosted the Dixie Majors World Series several times.
Quarterman Park, better know to area residents as the Duck Pond, is a passive park and home to many flocks of ducks, geese, and other avian wildlife. Residents are often seen fishing in the pond or feeding the birds. The park is a short walk to the Olde Village Business District and many great, local restaurants and shops.
Pepperhill Park hosts youth athletics, including baseball, softball, and football.
Ingevity-Westrock has been a public green space with recreational facilities since 1949. Residents of the City of North Charleston, the City of Hanahan, as well as other municipalities have enjoyed the park’s baseball diamonds, playgrounds and shelter facilities.
Chicora-Cherokee Community Park
The Chicora-Cherokee Community Park is a 2,300-square-foot playground located at 3107 North Carolina Avenue, and while there will be some parking available, it is intended to serve the immediate area with most visitors walking there. The property for the park was purchased with Charleston County Greenbelt Funds.