Conservancy Brings Biggest Community Program Schedule Yet to Charleston Parks

We are expanding our community programming with new events and bringing back favorites to a Charleston park near you throughout the year. In 2019, the Conservancy will host seven Movie Nights, four Sunday Brunches in Hampton Park, four Bark Angel events, and more. Favorite events, including Teddy Bear Picnic, Party for the Parks, and Light the Lake, will make their return as well.

“Getting people out and enjoying their parks is so important to us,” said Megan Mills, Community Engagement Manager at the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “Once you begin to enjoy yourself in these wonderful spaces you really feel connected to your community.” That’s why we now strive to offer more programs each year.

This February, the first of four Bark Angel dog events, will make its debut at Magnolia Park and Community Garden with Valen-Dog’s Day! Bring your park-loving pets out for a free afternoon of dog activities, pet vendors, and live music. Pamper your pal with pet portraits, a canine agility course, and a grooming salon—featuring local food trucks Platia and Holy City Waffles, beer and wine, and live music with McKenna Andrews. Visit our Valen-Dog’s Day event page [__here__](

Bark Angel events continue in March with LowCountry Dog’s Woofstock Music Festival, then Puppy Yoga in July and Howl-o-ween in October.

Making its return in March is our Movie Night in the park series. The Conservancy will kick off the Movie Nights with Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” on Friday, March 8th at 5:30 PM. Join us at Medway Park and Community Garden on James Island for a free family movie night including Bug’s Life themed games and activities—featuring Food trucks Pep Rolls and SOCU. Visit the Movie Night at Medway Park event page __[here](

Movie Night in the Park continues this spring in April and May and will start up again in autumn in September and October—for a total of seven Movie Nights in 2019!

This past January the Conservancy hosted our inaugural food-lovers event, “Shucked + Sauced” at Rose Pavilion. With the opening of the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park, the Conservancy will introduce new and improved community events in 2019 including Sunday Brunch in Hampton Park and a new concert-series taking place in the latter part of the year.

“We’re so excited about the opportunity to do both new and returning events in Hampton Park,” said Megan. “With the addition of the new Rose Pavilion, we can make those community gathering opportunities even better.”

To stay up to date on the latest events in your neighborhood visit the __[Conservancy Calendar](

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