Charleston County Parks offering Frugal Fun for $5 or Less

Kids playing at water parkThe Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is introducing a new way to find affordable fun for the whole family. The Frugal Fun for $5 (or less) campaign highlights more than 20 affordable recreational activities at various Charleston County Park locations this summer.

Visitors to the county parks can choose from a wide range of activities that are available for five dollars per person or less. Many activities are also offered free with park admission.

Low-cost Frugal Fun activities at Charleston County Parks include:
  • Spectating ($1) or skating ($3) at SK8 Charleston skate park
  • Renting bicycles at James Island County Park ($4 per hour, plus refundable deposit)
  • Renting a kayak or two-seater pedal boat at James Island County Park ($4 per half hour, plus refundable deposit)
  • Fishing at the Mount Pleasant or Folly Beach Pier ($3 for kids and seniors, $4 active military, $5 adults; equipment not included)
  • The kid-friendly Summer Entertainment Series, select dates in June through August, at James Island and Wannamaker County Parks ($5 per child or $4 in advance; chaperone free)
  • The archery range at Johns Island County Park ($1 admission per person; equipment not included)
  • The mountain bike trails at the Wannamaker North Trail ($1 per person)
  • Exploring the equestrian and walking trails at Johns Island County Park ($1 per person or $5 with horse)
People watching a county park showFrugal Fun activities free with $2 per person park admission fee
  • Playing disc golf at Wannamaker or James Island County Park (equipment not included)
  • Taking Fido to enjoy running off leash at the dog parks at James Island, Wannamaker or Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Watching Outdoor Movies at Wannamaker County Park, on May 13, June 10, July 8 or Aug. 12
  • Enjoying Yappy Hour and live music with your dog at James Island County Park, on May 18, Sept. 14 or Oct. 12
  • Getting soaked at James Island County Park’s Spray Play and Wannamaker County Park’s Sprinkler

For details on these activities, visit or call 843-795-4386.

Charleston County Parks and Recreation logoThe mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, three dog parks, a skate park, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, a historic plantation site, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, volunteer opportunities, programs, and more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, visit, or download CCPRC’s mobile app.