Visit a Park Day and Soak Up Some Sun

It rained virtually all of September. We’re talking 18 days of measurable rain were recorded at the Charleston International Airport. While the flowers and shrubs in our parks are flourishing from the wet stuff, we humans couldn’t help but feel a little water-logged. As one of our volunteers quipped, it seemed Mother Nature herself had signed up for our Aqua Angels volunteer watering program.

When the warm sunshine came out this week, Charleston put on her collective sunglasses and embraced the yellow glow.

So, after a month of rainy, dreary days, it’s the perfect time to join us for Visit a Park Day on Friday, Oct. 3. An initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association and its Young Professionals Network, this day is all about our core mission: connecting people to their parks.

So, why visit a park on Friday?
– Be part of a movement! People all over the country will be visiting local, state, regional and national parks to enjoy some of our country’s greatest treasures. You, too, can connect to your favorite Charleston park.
– The sun is shining. Need we say more?
– Win free stuff. Let us know you’ve visited a park and we just might reward you with some awesome Parks Conservancy swag. Simply take a photo, share it on Twitter or Instagram with hashtags #chspark #VAPD. Don’t forget to tag us: @charlestonparks.
– It’s Friday! The perfect day to knock off a little early or take a long lunch in the park.
– Charleston’s parks are awesome, y’all. May we suggest stopping by Tiedemann Park and Nature Center? The Conservancy began renovating this park in the spring with help from volunteers and the City of Charleston. It looks incredible. Thanks to all the rain, the plants are blooming like crazy, birds and bees are feasting and you’ll be wow’d by how beautiful this space is.

Check out our Park Directory of more than 120 parks and green spaces in the city of Charleston to find a park close to your home, school or office. Explore a new park, visit an old favorite or introduce a friend to a great public park.

We think you’ll enjoy Visit a Park Day so much that you’ll want to celebrate all year long.

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