Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Shade Seekers: Peaceful Hampton Park


If the rain ever stops... One leafy, green patch of Charleston offers shade and beautiful spaces to exercise and play all year round. Located in the center of downtown Charleston, Hampton Park offers over 60 acres of maintained walking paths, a running and biking "track" that rings the park, benches in the shade of beautiful live oaks and many other species of trees, and a pond with a fountain centerpiece. Free from the worries of traffic, this is a boundless play space for children of all ages. 

  • Be sure to visit the gazebo surrounded by a garden of roses.
  • Read this article about the statue dedicated to Denmark Vesey, a historical figure in Charleston with a controversial story. The statue is located near the gazebo and can make for an interesting part of a scavenger hunt.
  • Make time to find the bridge over the pond - kids love it!
  • Pluff Mud Kids highly recommend taking a picnic. There are endless perfect spots to have a snack in the shade here.


Click here for Charleston Parks Conservancy's map, details, and directions

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