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Together We Can Build a Stronger, More Beautiful Charleston.

Friends of the Conservancy are avid park users who share our belief that when parks thrive, people thrive and that beautiful, safe parks create a strong, healthy, and connected community. The Conservancy is active in 24 parks throughout the City and is dedicated to horticultural enhancements and free programming for all City residents, regardless of economic status.

Starting at just $50 per year, your membership will provide critical funds to help the Conservancy continue to fulfill its mission AND you will enjoy some fun perks while getting to know a community of like-minded park lovers.



Perks vary by membership level, but all members receive:

  • Discount on paid Conservancy Classes.
  • Members Only Park Tours twice a year. Save the date for our first tour of Colonial Lake on Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sign-ups will be released at the beginning of May.
  • Discount on Conservancy merchandise.
  • Summer newsletter (1/year).
  • Receive quarterly impact report.
  • Friends of the Conservancy weather-resistant decal.
  • Recognition in Conservancy annual report.

Why Should I be a Friend of the Conservancy?

The Friends of the Conservancy is a community of Charlestonians and those who love our City and are committed to the ongoing care and programming of our public parks. Our success — and the success of Charlston’s parks — relies upon the support of those who value these special places and the effect of strong and healthy community parks on the well-being of our City. Become a Friend of the Conservancy and join us in our mission to inspire the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and create stunning public spaces and a strong community together.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

One year from the date that you sign on. You will receive a renewal notice one month before your membership expires. Or you can click the auto-renew button on the signup page to ensure you don’t miss any benefits!

Simply choose your desired level of membership and complete the signup page. We’ll take care of the rest.

Upon purchasing your membership, you will receive an email with a discount code for the Conservancy store and classes.

Thank you for your support of the Conservancy’s mission! You have sustained our organization for the past seven years. The Perennial Giving Circle will continue unchanged as a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Conservancy to support our mission. Stewardship events for Perennials will remain unchanged, including our annual Art Fields trip and early access tickets to Party for the Parks. Friends of the Conservancy is a separate membership program with different benefits and may not be completely tax deductible. You will need to consult your tax advisor.

If you recently renewed your Perennial level donation and would like to move to a Friends of the Conservancy member, please let us know and we will change your status and re-issue your tax letter. If you would like the perks of BOTH groups, a Friend of the Conservancy membership starts at just $50.

We love our volunteers and could not achieve our mission without you! Volunteers will continue to enjoy dedicated events, including Volunteer Appreciation Month and Cool Down Happy Hours. A membership with Friends of the Conservancy starts at $50 if you want to enjoy membership benefits.

Emily Topham, Development Manager – 843-724-5003 or etopham@charlestonparksconservancy.org.