Contest Seeks Fido’s Favorite Park Memories

CHARLESTON, S.C. – If your pooch can’t get enough of the park, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and Lowcountry Dog magazine want to hear about it as part of the I Bark for Parks! Contest, which started April 1.

The two have teamed up for the contest that invites Charlestonians to share a special story or memory about their favorite canine and one of Charleston’s parks. The winning entry will be published in the August/September issue of Lowcountry Dog along with a professional photo of the winner and his or her dog.

“Charleston’s parks are as much for dogs as they are for people,” says Jim Martin, executive director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “We have seen just how many people love taking their dogs to the parks and this is a chance to recognize what a great place parks can be for people and their pets.”

“I actually dreamed up the idea of Lowcountry Dog at the James Island County Park,” says Leah England, publisher of Lowcountry Dog. “So I thought this contest would be a great way to learn what other fun things people are experiencing with their pets in our parks.”

To enter, sign up to be a Park Angel with the Charleston Parks Conservancy at and then upload your story under the specific park at Or e-mail your story to Entries will be accepted until June 30.

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 CPC 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 For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit


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