'Get Wild!' about parks and rec

CHARELSTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission wants you to "Get Wild!" this month.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month. This July, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission hopes you get wild about it.

As a part of the month-long celebration, the commission is hosting several special programs -- everything from workouts and wellness to the chance to get wet and wild at local water parks.


Caw Caw Stomp

Discover what it takes for plants and animals to survive at Caw Caw. We'll explore and compare different habitats and take a water sample back to the lab for further investigation. There will be parallel sessions for kids ages 4-6 and 7-10, so bring the whole family.{}>>Details

Nocturnal Noisemakers

Have you ever wondered about noises in the night? Come with us and figure some of them out. Listen for owls, frogs, and others, and shine some gators and spiders along the way.{}>>Details

Movies at the Pier

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars! We'll be showing The Muppets, so come on out and have a movie night on us on the Great Lawn at the Town of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.{}>>Details

Folly River Marsh SUP Tour

Let's go paddleboarding through the salt marshes behind Folly Island. You may have done this trip in a kayak, but the stand up view and the chance to use some new muscles makes this a brand new experience.{}>>Details

Remley's Point to Shem Creek Kayak Trip

Departing from Remley's Point, we'll paddle under the Ravenel Bridge and past the mighty USS Yorktown. Along the way, we'll see the harbor from a dolphin's point of view. We'll finish up at Shem Creek in time for some post-trip entertainment.{}>>Details

Get Wild with Uncle Sam!

Dance to live beach music from Permanent Vacation at the perfect event for celebrating our independence - Uncle Sam Jam! Come on out to our very own party at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier, and you'll get wild with music, cold beverages, and good food! The pier also happens to be the a great spot to watch the area's best fireworks displays!{}>>Details