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Philip Simmons Park

  • Conservancy Park
  • Walking / Running Path

64-68 Columbus Street, Charleston South Carolina 29403

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

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Named after local blacksmith Philip Simmons, this park makes up one of the four quadrants of Hampstead Mall. A statue of Mr. Simmons is dedicated to his work as an American artisan and blacksmith. He spent 78 years as a blacksmith, specializing in decorative ironwork. When he began his career, blacksmiths made practical, everyday household objects.This park is a gathering space for the neighborhood, with plenty of shade, benches, and permanent chess tables. A historic marker was dedicated in July of 2023 to mark Hampstead Mall as the oldest park in Charleston, dating back to 1769.

The Conservancy worked in conjunction with the City Parks Department to update the plantings and sod in October of 2021 with funding provided by a grant through AARP. Philip Simmons Park was the first park renovation in Hampstead Mall, followed not long after by its sister park, Mary Conway Park.

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Park Plant List

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Bear’s Breeches

Acanthus

Big Daddy Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Endless Summer Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla