October 2017 Park of the Month: Corrine Jones Park

As soon as you enter Corrine Jones Park you’ll know that this is a park for play. With so many options, you might ask yourself, “Where do I start?”

Perhaps you’ll find yourself admiring the blue plumbago and the friendly daisies as you stroll along the sidewalk. Maybe you’ll sit with a good book on the funky shaded benches. Or you may find yourself taking a spin on the unconventional playscape–just try not to get too dizzy!

You might watch a pickup game on the soccer field or basketball court while the kids enjoy the swings with their friends. There is even a tennis court where you can practice your serve.

Like many of our parks in Charleston, Corrine Jones has been reimagined over the years–even its name has changed. Only six years ago, the Conservancy and community members began transforming the former Hester Park with new playground equipment, new gardens and a shaded seating area.

Corrine Jones earns distinction in particular as October’s Park of the Month because of what you’ll find in bloom there at this time of year. It maybe a secret to some but, we’d like to spread the word: beautiful cherry trees are in bloom right now at Corrines Jones. The cherry tree’s white-tinged petals and pink centers are worth a special trip to this park. Their blooms prominently stand out amongst the surrounding green foliage and changing leaves of autumn.

Corrine Jones Park is a great visit for Charlestonians of all ages. There are so many ways to play and beautiful moments to enjoy. Autumn is a perfect time to take advantage of all this space has to offer. Make this park your next stop.

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