Picnic for the Parks: A birthday celebration marks 17 years of Charleston Parks Conservancy on April 28

April 11, 2024

Join Charleston Parks Conservancy for a birthday celebration highlighting local flavors and community spirit at the Picnic for the Parks on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park. This event marks the 17th birthday of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to enhancing 24 of Charleston’s public parks. The event proceeds will contribute to ongoing initiatives, including park revitalization, environmental education programs, and community engagement efforts. Tickets are available for purchase at charlestonparksconservancy.org/picnic.

From a charming petting zoo to field games, flower crowns, face painting, and toe-tapping live music from the Green Levels, there is something for everyone at Picnic for the Parks. Plus, indulge in mouthwatering local treats from Welton’s Fine Food, The Dewberry, and Hero Doughnuts and Buns. Enjoy refreshing libations for grown-ups from Bevi Bene Brewing Company and Volley Tequila Seltzer, as well as a curated wine bar from Graft Wine Shop.

“The essence of Picnic for the Parks lies in our unwavering belief that communities thrive when they have access to vibrant, well-maintained public spaces,” said Darlene Heater, CEO of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “Our community-funded organization couldn’t carry out the crucial work of park revitalization, education programs, and community engagement without the generous support of our community. This event is a celebration and testament to the collective effort that makes our parks beloved and sustainable.”

By attending, guests contribute to maintaining Charleston’s natural treasures, ensuring its unique and vibrant community thrives. Tickets for the event are $50 for children and $125 for adults.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy extends its gratitude to the generous sponsors of Picnic for the Parks, including United Community Bank, The Charleston Place, Croghan’s Jewel Box, DesignWorksLLC, Jason + Sam Easley, Juliska, The Exchange Co., Maison Real Estate, Refuel, Over the Moon, Van Wyck/Morrison Family, Berolzheimer Family, David Family, Floren Family, Lowcountry Editorial, LowCountry Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Macon Family, Malloy Family, Netter Family, Raffle Family, Rose Family, Schaible Family, Shuford Family, Towill Family (Basic Group), Hobnob, Bevi Bene Brewing Company, Braxton Crim Art Direction + Design, Charlotte Elizabeth Photography, Dino Bars, Graft Wine Bar, Life Raft Treats, The Dewberry Charleston, Anne Rhett Photography, and Volley Tequila Seltzer.


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 15 years, the Conservancy has had a hand in renovating and beautifying 24 parks in partnership with the City of Charleston. Notable projects include the renovation of Colonial Lake, the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park, Moultrie Playground, St. Julian Devine Community Center and Park, Magnolia Park and Community Garden, Medway Park, and Community Garden, and Corrine Jones Community Garden. For more information, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.