A Walk in the Park: Hampton Park
Hampton Park is one of the City of Charleston’s largest parks and boasts one of the most extensive floral displays of any park in the city. An old rose collection and seasonal displays are planted by the staff and volunteers caring for the park. This neighborhood park has a rich history that is documented through a project of the Charleston Horticultural Society, an audio walking tour called Layers of the Landscape.
This park is home to many activities year round. Weddings, family reunions and many Frisbee games are but a few of the diverse activities seen in this park. The physical fitness trail is a popular spot for The Citadel students who live next door to the park. The park is an arboretum of sorts with many interesting species of trees and shrubs that grow in the Lowcountry. It is one of the few City of Charleston parks with restrooms and on-site parking.
This park’s other amenities include:
– Public restrooms
– Drinking water
– Picnic tables
– Historic features
– Baseball/softball fields
– Water features: ponds
Help be a part of the park’s care and up keep through the City of Charleston’s Hampton Park volunteer program called Stewards of Hampton Park.