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The Charleston Parks Conservancy is once again highlighting parks with annual springtime Park Week.
With daily events in the parks, Park Week encourages residents to try something new while celebrating all the ways Charlestonians love their parks – from kayaking and biking to enjoying the parks with pets and children.
This year’s lineup includes:
- Ashley River Kayaking: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Brittlebank Park. Go kayaking on the Ashley River with master naturalist guides and coastal kayak instructors from Nature Adventure Outfitters. Cost is $39 (register by March 7). Proceeds benefit the Conservancy. This event is for ages 18 and over only.
- Peninsula Pedal: 5 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Colonial Lake. Grab your bike and a few friends for a self-paced bike ride throughout the city. Meet up with other Park Angels along the way and ride through some of Charleston’s best parks. Meet at the corner of Beaufain Street and Ashley Avenue for introductions and briefing. Participants will be given a map of stop locations and corresponding activities.
- Bark Angel Stroll: Meet between 5-6 p.m. (event ends by 7 p.m.) Tuesday, March 13 at Hazel Parker Playground Dog Park. Grab your pooch (on a lease, of course) and take an interactive dog stroll through Charleston parks while stopping along the way for fun stations and prizes. Meet at Hazel Parker for your map. Free, but registration is required.
- Gardening in Small Spaces: Noon to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at Etiwan Park on Daniel Island. Take a break from the office or stroll over with the kids to learn how to garden in small spaces. Conservancy horticulturists will demonstrate building a raised bed and how to fill it with the right mix of topsoil and compost. Learn to plant veggies and see some flowers that attract butterflies. Free.
- Pajama Party in the Park: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Etiwan Park Playground on Daniel Island. The Conservancy, along with students from Bishop England High School’s Band of Buddies program, will show participants how to be “wormologists,” make Monarch butterfly gliders and handle local crabs. Then, play games and relax in your PJs for a story. This event is appropriate for young children. Free, but registration is required. Parent/guardian must participate.
- Fitness Friday: Friday, March 16. Join the Conservancy at parks throughout Charleston for several free fitness classes from hooping to Zumba.
- Grow Your Own Fruit and Berries: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17. Learn what you need to know to successfully grown and harvest fruit and berries in your Lowcountry garden. Cost is $35; registration is required.
For general questions about Park Week or sponsorship opportunities, contact Neves Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 724-5003. Also visit CharlestonParksConservancy.org for additional details on events and to register for those events requiring pre-registration.