Situated on the coast and enjoying a fantastic year round climate, this suburb of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant offers residents and visitors a plethora of outdoor activities. The town has nearly 100,000 residents and has doubled its population since the year 2000. With prime access to the ocean and numerous lakes/inland bodies of water, we have found some of the best spots for your next outdoor event.
Fort Palmetto Park
This park is close to the bay that leads right into the ocean. There is a great walking trail with views at the end of the Dewees Inlet. No rentals available at this park so come early and enjoy a picnic outside in this Civil War era park.
Address: 2213 N Palmetto Fort Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
Palmetto Islands County Park
This park is enormous at 943 acres. It has paved trails and access to fishing and kayaking in the river and inlet. The park has a large playground for the kids as well as a waterpark in the summer. This park has six different facilities available to rent and you can do so at this link.
Address: 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Located just north of town, this park is right on a pond. There is a picnic table with grill available on a first come, first serve basis. The kids have a playground with a pirate theme too. Enjoy a relaxing walk, fishing at the pond, and really no restrictions.
Address: 2364 Daniel Island Dr, Charleston, SC 29492
Also on the north side of town, this park has baseball and soccer fields. There is a dog park and playground too, with trails on which you can run/walk. The park has a bridge running above/around it providing for a unique view of the surrounding area and water.
Address: 165 Fairbanks Oak Alley, Charleston, SC 29492
The theme of the park is in the name. This park is perfect for kids as it has a huge pirate ship with a slide, swings, and plenty of seating for parents. As it is located on Daniel Island (close to Smythe Park), the park is privately owned.
Address: 1705 Pierce St, Charleston, SC 29492