What you can do this October in Charleston parks

(Source: Charleston County Parks)

There’s a lot happening at Charleston County Parks this October. Here’s a few ideas to make the most of your upcoming fall weekends!


Lowcountry Trail 5K and Half Marathon

Johns Island County Park

Sat., Oct 10, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us on the scenic trails of Johns Island County Park for our annual Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K. The 5K will start at 8 a.m. and the half marathon will begin at 8:30.

Fee: $32 (5K), $40 (half marathon)

Ages: 10 and up

Get tickets for the 5K here! And for the half marathon here!

Yappy Hour

Wannamaker County Park

Thu., Oct. 8, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.| Thu., Oct. 15, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dogs and their owners are invited to celebrate the opening of Wannamaker County Park’s new dog park during two special events this fall packed with live music, food trucks, and fun! Live music from Rotie Salley on the 8th and from Lane Doss on the 15th.

Fee $2 (regular park admission)

Starlight Yoga

Wannamaker County Park

Thu., Oct. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The moon and stars enhance this flowing yoga class. Participants receive a special glow in the dark prize. Live music provided.  Open to all fitness levels. Rain date: Thursday, October 24.

Fee: $9

Ages: 12 and up

Get tickets here!


Early Morning Bird Walks

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Wednesdays and SaturdaysOct. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 318:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Go on one or more of the center’s regular bird walks. Their trek through many distinct habitats will allow you to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. A paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration is not required. Participants are encouraged to bring your own binoculars.  Maximum, 10 participants.

Fee: $9; free for Gold Pass holders

Ages: All, a paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

More information for those interested here!

Family High Static Course Challenge

Outdoor Zone at James Island County Park
Ongoing dates: Oct. 4 at 1 and 2 p.m.; Oct. 15 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Oct. 24 at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; Oct. 29 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon outdoors while building memories and strengthening bonds on our Teams High Static Course! Beat the quarantine blues with your family or friends; each time slot will only be available to one group (of up to 4 members) at a time. Pre-registration required.

Feel $165 per group of up to 4

Ages: 10 and up

Sign up for a reservation here!