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Outdoor Recreation and Sports

When you have 234 days of sunshine a year, you will definitely want to take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities the Charleston area offers. You will have a lot of options including:

Going to the Beach (closest beaches to Mount Pleasant —both approx. 5 to 15 minutes away from Mt Pleasant depending on where you live):

Parks & Recreation Facilities in Mt Pleasant (there are 50+ public parks in the Charleston area including the Francis Marion National Forest which encompasses 1000s of acres):

Alhambra Hall and Park ( 131 Middle Street ): Shuffleboard court, green space, playground, senior room, and horseshoe pit (843-856-2166)
Alvin P. Sloan Park ( 1559 Rifle Range Road ): 3 baseball fields and playground
Duffy Complex ( 615 Center Street ): 3 baseball fields
G.M. Darby Building ( 302 Pitt Street ): Art & music rooms, stage and performance area (843-849-2061)
Greenhill Community Center ( 707 York Street ): Outdoor basketball court, activity building and playground (843-856-2172)
James B. Edward Park ( Royall Avenue ): Passive park
Julian Weston Tennis Center ( Royall Avenue ): 3 lighted tennis courts
Miriam Brown Community Center ( 118 Royall Avenue ): Playground and two basketball courts—currently the Boys & Girls Club
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Park West Complex (1251 Park West Boulevard): Two gym courts, playground, football, baseball, softball fields, pool, changing rooms, multi-purpose field, horseshoe pits, and lake pavilion (Main building: 843-856-2196; Pool: 843-856-2536)
Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex (100 Ann Edwards Lane) Gym, track, athletic field, and locker rooms (843-856-2161)
Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex/Mugsy Kerr Tennis Center ( 889 Whipple Road ) 12 lighted tennis courts, multi-purpose field, and baseball field (843-856-2162)
Patriots Point Soccer Facility ( 85 Patriots Point Road ): 5 soccer fields and playground
Pitt Street Bridge : ( Pitt Street ) Passive park
Remleys Point Community Center : ( 363 6th Street ): Activity building, outdoor-lighted basketball court and playground
Richard L. Jones Center : ( 391 Egypt Road ): Lighted batting cages, playground, athletic field, softball, skate park, gym, indoor pool and locker rooms
For up-to-date information on hours & facilities, please visit Mt Pleasant Recreation Department at: http://www.mtpleasantrec.com/index.cfm?section=15&page=11

In addition, another resource is to visit the website of Charleston County Park and Recreation at:  http://www.ccprc.com/

 We are now in Palmetto Islands County Park that is run by Charleston County. What’s nice about it, is that its really a nice amenity if you live in LONGPOINT and great for anyone who lives in Mt. Pleasant. We have access for $1.00 or you can buy a gold pass and come any time during the year. Its great for biking, walking; you can bring your kayak, go fishing or crabbing off their docks. There are miles and miles of walking trails and two huge playgrounds which is really nice for the kids; one is called The Big Toy, which they completely renovated a few years ago. Its a great place to have birthday parties. There is also a tower that overlooks Horlbeck Creek and the marsh and it has a really fun slide. Palmetto Islands County Park is great for picnics. There are shelters all throughout the park where you can have parties is you’d like to rent a shelter. Always nice and cool because of the shade. The county does a wonderful job of maintaining it. I always tell people…..I use to work here as a camp counselor when I was in graduate school and it was probably one of the best jobs I ever had. We did crafts, had field games and went kayaking. We took the kids crabbing and canoeing. We went on bike rides and every afternoon we went to the water park. There is a dog park; a small one and a larger enclosure for dogs. The guys at the gate always give dogs treats when you enter. One of the best features is the water park. Its called Splash Island and is open from May to September…..also a great place to have a birthday party. It just a super place to bring the kids, go down the water slide and just enjoy summer.