Charleston Parks Conservancy Hosts Several Springtime Events

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is encouraging everyone to connect with their parks this spring. The nonprofit organization is hosting a number of public events in parks all around the City of Charleston.

Upcoming events include:

Join Charleston Parks Conservancy and Slow Food Charleston for a Community Potluck and Seed Swap from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Corrine Jones Park and Community Garden, 36 Marlow Drive in Charleston. Bring a dish to share, along with your own plate, utensils, a chair or blanket, and seeds to swap (if you have them). There will be activities for kids, live music, and more.

Go scouting for birds with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Layton Register, a long-time Conservancy volunteer and bird enthusiast, leads the Birdwatching in the Park events. He’ll help participants register their findings with Cornell University's Ebird Register for ecological studies. Birdwatching in the Park will be 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Hampton Park. Additional events are planned for 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 and April 19 at Higgins Pier at the eastern end of the West Ashley Bikeway.

What's all the buzz around pollinators? Join two Conservancy beekeepers as they inspect a honeybee hive and learn all about the magic of bees. This event is 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at Magnolia Community Garden, 720 Magnolia Road in West Ashley.

The Conservancy is hosting a water conservation in the garden event. Learn how to make an Olla self-watering pot to take home, best practices for watering in summer heat, and best practices for rain gardening/water harvesting in our subtropical climate. This event is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Corrine Jones Community Garden, 36 Marlow Drive in Charleston.

The Conservancy also will host its popular Brunch in the Park with Graft Wine Shop. The next brunch will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park. Enjoy live music and local food trucks. Beer, wine and mimosas also will be available for purchase. Tickets on sale soon.

“We love ushering in spring with a full slate of programs that encourage people to enjoy our stunning local parks,” said Leslie Wade, interim executive director. “At the Conservancy, we strive to offer a variety of outdoor experiences that educate, lift the spirit and deepen community connection. We can’t wait to see everyone out in the parks this spring.”

To register for any of the events or for more information, visit https://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/programs-detail/upcoming-events.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and create stunning public places and a strong community. For more than 13 years, the Conservancy -- through public-private partnerships -- has had a hand in renovating and beautifying more than 20 parks in the City of Charleston. In 2020, renovations were completed at Moultrie Playground and at St. Julian Devine Community Center & Park. Other notable projects include the complete renovation of Colonial Lake, the renovation of the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park as well as Magnolia Park and Community Garden and Medway Park and Community Garden. For more information, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.


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