Have a year’s worth of fun with a Charleston County Parks Gold Pass

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - What’s worth its weight in gold but light enough to stash in your pocket? A Charleston County Parks Gold Pass! This annual pass rewards park-goers with a year’s worth of great benefits, including unlimited admission to many of your Charleston County parks. But that’s only the beginning…

Music lovers and foodies, flash your Gold Pass to enjoy free entry to popular events like the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series, the Latin American Festival, and the Lowcountry Cajun Festival. Is the Holiday Festival of Lights a can’t-miss part of your Christmas season celebrations? The Gold Pass is good for an evening’s admission to the lights show!

Birdwatchers, your Gold Pass allows you to enroll for free in Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. History-minded Gold Pass holders can enter McLeod Plantation Historic Site at no charge, walking the grounds of the carefully preserved, deeply significant Gullah/Geechee heritage site.

On hot summer days, pack your Gold Pass along with your sunscreen to swim and splash for free at the West Ashley Aquatic Center. If strolling through the surf or sunning in the sand is more your speed, your Gold Pass entitles you to free parking at Folly Beach County Park, Isle of Palms County Park, and Kiawah Beachwalker Park.

Gold-bearing bikers and hikers can return again and again to the Wannamaker North Trail, without spending a dime. And just when you think you’ve exhausted all the fun your Charleston County parks can offer (that’s impossible, btw), Gold Pass holders receive $15 off annual memberships to the South Carolina Aquarium!

You can even give the gift of gold—it never goes out of style—when you present a Gold Pass as a housewarming gift for Lowcountry newcomers, a birthday present for a nature-loving friend, an employee perk from an appreciative boss, or a retirement treat for someone making the most of their new chapter in life. Because a Gold Pass makes a wonderful gift for anyone eager to fill their lives with more experiences and less “stuff.”

Best of all, Gold Pass holders are allowed admission of up to 15 people per vehicle for most locations, so you only need one Gold Pass to treat your family, your friends, your neighborhood walking group, your son’s sleepover pals, or any other crew riding in your car to an awesome day in the parks. Larger groups can enjoy the benefits of the Community Bus Gold Pass, available to school groups, daycares, churches, and organizations bringing large buses.

And the savings? They’re as good as gold.