In the spring of 2008, the idea occurred to me that I should take the dogs and tour the area dog parks. Considering the size of the Charleston-Berkeley-Dorchester County area, there are actually a good number of dog parks. This is something Lowcountry dog owners should be very pleased about.
I finally got around to starting my Lowcountry Dog Park Tour project in July 2008 with the dog park I go to most often: Hampton Park Dog Run.
All of these are fenced in or otherwise enclosed.
- Hampton Park Dog Run – map
- Ackerman Park Dog Run – map
- Hazel Parker Dog Run (2016 revisit)- map
- Mixson Dog Park – map
- Dog Park at James Island County Park – map
- Dog Park at Palmetto Islands County Park – map
- Dog Park at Wannamaker County Park – map
- Isle of Palms Bark Park – map
- North Charleston Riverfront Park Bark Park – map
- Park West dog park – map
- Wassamassaw Community Park Dog Park – map
- Bee’s Landing Dog Park – map
- Folly Beach Bark Park – map
- Daniel Island Governors Park – map
- Wescott Park Dog Park – map
- Mixson Avenue Dog Park – map
- Bridgewater Dog Park
- John McCants Veterans Park – map
Off-leash areas in Charleston
All of these are open areas and are near traffic areas.
- Ansonborough Field, Concord Street (All day)
- Brittlebank Park, Lockwood Blvd. (All day)
- Cannon Park, Calhoun Street (Restricted hours)
- Governors Park, Seven Farms Drive (All day)
- Hazel Parker Playground, East Bay Street (Restricted hours)
- The Horse Lot, Chisolm Street (All day)
- Johns Island Park, Rewes Lane (All day)
- Lenevar Playground, Lenevar Drive (All day)
- West Ashley Park, Mary Ader Avenue (All day)
- White Point Garden, Murray Blvd. (Restricted hours)