Charleston Parks Conservancy Hosts Free Community Event for Kids and Their Teddy Bears

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Children and their teddy bears will be center stage at the first Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Hampton Park in downtown Charleston. The free, family-focused event is hosted by the Park Angels, the volunteer group of the Charleston Parks Conservancy.

The Teddy Bear Picnic is from 1-4 p.m. at Hampton Park, located at 30 Mary Murray Drive. Events will include storytelling, face painting and crafts as well as a booth where children can plant seeds. There is no charge for admittance, but food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees should feel free to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket or chairs.

Charleston-based band Sol Driven Train will perform songs from its children’s album, “Tajar Tracks,” released in 2005 and a product of the band’s stint working as counselors at a summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year the band also released “Tajar Tracks 2,” which includes familiar tunes like “Rocky Top” and “Oh Susannah,” featuring vocal performances from children and other Charleston area musicians.

The event will wrap up with a parade featuring the children and their dressed-up teddy bears.

“One of our main goals is to ensure everyone in Charleston has a chance to enjoy our parks,” says Jim Martin, executive director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “By hosting a free, family-focused event, we hope to encourage the community to come out and see how much our local parks have to offer.”

For more information about the event, call 843-724-5003 or visit

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Founded by businesswoman Darla Moore and headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit   

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