Charleston Parks Conservancy Seeks “Aqua Angels” to Keep Parks Watered During Summer Heat

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This summer a group of dedicated Charleston Parks Conservancy volunteers are earning their H²0 Halos as they keep Charleston’s city parks watered and thriving during the sweltering summer.

Volunteers – dubbed “Aqua Angels” – are watering once or twice a week in Cannon Park, the Courtyard Garden at the Gibbes Museum, Chapel Street Fountain Park, Brittlebank Park, Hazel Parker Playground, Windermere Boulevard Community Garden, Marion Square and Simonton Park. The volunteers are part of the Conservancy’s Park Angels program, a group of volunteers who assist with a variety of park upkeep activities.

The Conservancy is looking for additional Aqua Angels to help in the parks. Volunteers can water on a timeline that fits with their personal schedules, and Conservancy horticulturists will provide instruction on proper watering techniques, such as getting the water to the root of the plant and not on the foliage.

Diana Councell is watering Hazel Parker Playground and appreciates the sense of accomplishment and pride she feels by giving back to the local parks. “The beautiful parks were one of the factors that led me to move to Charleston, and I am proud to do anything I can to keep them beautiful for the residents and all of the visitors to our town to enjoy.”

To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Paul Wentz at or call the Conservancy at 843-724-5003.


About the Charleston Parks Conservancy

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


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