Charleston Waterfront Park

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Charleston Waterfront Park


Charleston Waterfront Park which opened in 1989 covers about 8 acres and 0.5 miles of frontage on the Cooper River in historic downtown Charleston.  The largest portion of Charleston Waterfront Park, between Vendue Range to the north and Exchange St. to the south, is itself made of two distinct sections. Running along Concord St. and Prioleau St. for approximately one-quarter mile is a dense canopy of oak trees and many benches. Parallel the shady urban park and immediately adjacent to the riverfront is an open lawn landscaped with palmetto trees. The 1,200 foot palmetto lined esplanade follows the natural water line ensuring public access to the water’s edge. In the middle of the grassy lawn is the Pineapple Fountain, a large fountain shaped like a pineapple located immediately in front of the City Gallery.

Charleston Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountian

At the southern end of Charleston Waterfront Park, the formal esplanade follows the curve of the shore and turns back toward Concord Street. At Exchange Street, the park merges into restored salt marshes, creating valuable maritime habitat. Pedestrians can walk to the edge of the river at this point from Exchange Street to North Adger's Wharf. At the riverfront end of North Adger's Wharf, the 17th century pier was rebuilt in the original footprint with the original granite which was fished out of the river and reused. The pier was reconstructed using log cribbing construction of native palmetto trees to last for many generations. The pier marks the southern edge of the park.

Charleston Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Charleston

Charleston Waterfront Park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate garden "rooms", walking and jogging path and a long pier with picnic tables and wooden swings.  Charleston Waterfront Park is a great place just to relax while soaking up the refreshing ocean breeze, watch a sunrise in the morning, or a moonrise in the evening.

Charleston Waterfront Park is located at 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401.

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