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Charleston County Parks Offering Frugal Summer Fun for $5 (or Less!)



Provided by CCPRC

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) has introduced a new way to find affordable fun for the whole family. The “Frugal Fun for $5 (or less)” summer campaign includes more than 20 affordable recreational activities at various local parks.

County Park visitors can choose from a range of activities that are available for five dollars per person or less. Many activities are also offered free with park admission.

Low-cost Frugal Fun activities include:

  • Spectating ($1) or skating ($3) at SK8 Charleston skate park
  • Renting bicycles at James Island County Park ($4 per hour, plus refundable deposit)
  • Renting a kayak or two-seater pedal boat at James Island County Park ($4 per half hour, plus refundable deposit)
  • Fishing at the Mount Pleasant or Folly Beach Pier ($3 for kids and seniors, $4 active military, $5 adults; equipment not included)
  • The kid-friendly Summer Entertainment Series, select dates in June through August, at James Island and Wannamaker County Parks ($5 per child or $4 in advance; chaperone free)
  • The archery range at Johns Island County Park ($1 admission per person; equipment not included)
  • The mountain bike trails at the Wannamaker North Trail ($1 per person)
  • Exploring the equestrian and walking trails at Johns Island County Park ($1 per person or $5 with horse)

Frugal Fun activities free with $2 per person park admission fee:

  • Playing disc golf at Wannamaker or James Island County Park (equipment not included)
  • Taking Fido to enjoy running off leash at the dog parks at James Island, Wannamaker County Park and Palmetto Island County Park
  • Watching Outdoor Movies at Wannamaker County Park, on May 13, June 10, July 8 or Aug. 12
  • Enjoying Yappy Hour and live music with your dog at James Island County Park, on May 18, Sept. 14 or Oct. 12
  • Getting soaked at James Island County Park’s Spray Play and Wannamaker County Park’s Sprinkler

For details on these activities, visit or call 843-795-4386.

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