10 Great Picnic Places in Charleston

October 6, 2009 | 178 Comments

The Post & Courier just came out with their list of Charleston’s 10 Greatest Picnic Places. Charleston is such a beautiful place to live and packing up for a picnic has become a family tradition.thumbnail[6]
1. Alhambra Hall-located on Middle Street in Mt. Pleasant is a great playground for kids! I take my kids there all the time, lots of shade, nearby restrooms and picnic tables.
2. J. Marshall Stith Park-located on Sullivan’s Island. It’s a great place to spread out a blanket and have a picnic under the many shade trees. You can even smell the ocean it’s so close to the beach.
3. Plymouth Park-on James Island. Fun playground, grill and baseball field nearby. Lots of shade next to a beautiful boat landing.
4. Angel Oak-on John’s Island. The beautiful old angel oak tree provides 17,000 sq/ft of shade. Nearby gift shop and restrooms. Great sight-seeing spot you don’t want to miss if you come to Charleston!
5. Park Circle-in North Charleston. Athletic Fields nearby with 2 picnic tables. There’s also a fenced-in playground with lots of room for the kids to run.
6. Plantation Playground-off West Boundary Street in Summerville. Huge playground with bouncing bridges, swings, slides, a fort and ship, mini climbing wall and great picnic area. Fun place for the entire family.
7. Brittlebank Park-located in downtown Charleston off Lockwood Blvd. Playground, picnic area and great views of the Ashley River.
8. N. Charleston Riverfront Park-Everglades Drive in N. Charleston. Tables and a pavillion with lots of walking paths, a pier and playground for the kids.
9. Smythe Park-on Daniel Island. 11 acre lake surrounded by greenspace, paths and trails. There are picnic tables and grills available.
10. Eubanks Park-in Goose Creek. Playground, picnic tables, basketball and tennis courts, and lots of room for the kids to run and play.

Source: The Post & Courier (Sept. 2009)


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