Need low-cost Frugal Fun this summer? Check out your local County Park

May 29, 2019, 11:33 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) BRADIE ROSSA – The summer days of no money fun seem to be disappearing, but the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is making it easy on the family and wallet to have a memorable summer at the beautiful county parks in Charleston. These low-cost Frugal Fun activities are sure to keep the family active and happy all season.

These activities include:
• SK8 Charleston skate park: $1 for spectators or $3 for skaters
• Renting bicycles at James Island County Park (JICP), Wannamaker County Park (WCP), or Palmetto Islands County Park (PICP) for 4$ an hour (and a refundable deposit)
• Renting a 2 person pedal boat or kayak at JICP, WCP, or PICP for $4 per half hour including a refundable deposit
• Catching fish from the Mount Pleasant or Folly Beach Pier, $3 for children and seniors, $4 for active duty military and $5 for adults (equipment not included)
• The family friendly Summer Entertainment Series at James Island and Wannamaker County Parks (select dates in June-August, $5 per child, $4 in advance)
• The archery range at Johns Island County Park for $1 per person! (equipment not included)
• Exploring Johns Island County Park by horseback! Equestrian and walking trails are $1 per person, and $5 with a horse.
Exploring the walking trails at Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant or Meggett County Park for $1 per person.
• Riding along the mountain bike trails at the Wannamaker North Trail for $1 per person

Frugal Fun activities Free with $2 per person park admission fee:
• Disc golf at James Island County Park or Wannamaker County Park with equipment rental available for $5
• Taking Fido to enjoy running off the leash at the dog parks at James Island County Park (JICP), Wannamaker County Park (WCP), and Palmetto Islands County Park (PICP)
• Take the heat off and cool down at JICP’s Spray Play and WCP’s sprinkler.
• Being a kid again at any of the playgrounds at JICP, WCP, or PICP
• Exploring the Storywalk at WCP

All of these activities are sure to get the kids out of the house and active while having a blast at the same time! For more information on the activities, events and locations, visit or call 843-795-4386.CHARLESTON, SC