The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is making it easy to find affordable fun this summer for the whole family. CCPRC’s “Frugal Fun” campaign highlights more than a dozen affordable recreational activities at various county park locations this summer.
Visitors to CCPRC parks can choose from a wide range of activities that are available for five dollars per person or less (park admission fees sometimes apply). Many activities are also offered free with park admission.
Low-cost Frugal Fun activities at Charleston County Parks include:
– Spectating ($1) or skating ($3) at SK8 Charleston skate park
– Renting bicycles at James Island County Park (JICP), Wannamaker County Park (WCP) or Palmetto Islands County Park (PICP) ($4 per hour, plus refundable deposit)*
– Renting a two-person pedal boat or a kayak at JICP, WCP or PICP ($4 per half hour, plus refundable deposit)*
– Fishing at the Mount Pleasant or Folly Beach Pier ($3 for kids and seniors, $4 for active military, $5 for adults; equipment not included)
– Enjoying 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)
– Trying the archery range at Johns Island County Park ($1 admission per person; equipment not included)
– Exploring the equestrian and walking trails at Johns Island County Park ($1 per person or $5 with horse)
– Exploring the walking trails at Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant or Meggett County Park ($1 per person)
– Riding the mountain bike trails at the Wannamaker North Trail ($1 per person)
*Plus $2 park admission fee
Frugal Fun activities FREE with $2 per person park admission fee:
– Playing disc golf at James Island County Park (JICP) or Wannamaker County Park (WCP) (equipment rental available for $5 fee)
– Taking Fido to enjoy running off leash at the dog parks at JICP, WCP or Palmetto Islands County Park (PICP)
– Cooling down at JICP’s Spray Play and WCP’s Sprinkler
– Enjoying the playgrounds at JICP, WCP or PICP
– Exploring the Storywalk at WCP
For details on these activities, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/FrugalFun or call 843-795-4386.