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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
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1 Vendue Range, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
+1 843-724-7327
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nothing special other than the view. Cruise ships come in and dock here. Nice pineapple fountain close by, pretty view

Thank DaveThornbury
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It had been a number of years since we had gone to the park and wanted to enjoy it again. Not easy to find parking nearby ( it was a Saturday) and only restrooms close at 7pm

Thank Grayson M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went out to the park to to cool our feet in the pineapple fountain and to take in some great views of the Charleston Harbor. While standing at the end of the pier we saw huge schools of fish swim under us. We even...More

Thank trippinchris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a walk along the water front. Fountains were nice, gorgeous view & nearby to so many other places to see

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked through Charleston on a Saturday night and made sure to go to Riley Waterfront Park. It is not huge but features 2 fountains and a pier that gives great views of the water.

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterfront Park is beautiful green space right on the water. Great place for a picnic, to throw a line in the water or to wear out children in the awesome playground. It is relaxing and exhilarating all at the same time.

Thank K H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place to de stress. Perfect for sunrise or sunset runs/strolls. Even got to see dolphins on my sunset run last week! Is really just a lovely place to clear your mind. I would suggest early mornings to avoid tourists!

Thank Beth_1234558
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to see this beautiful city. One can see Ft. Sumter and the Yorktown. You sit on the pier and just take it all in.

Thank patty r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been traveling to Charleston almost annually for the past several years. It has been my special pleasure to walk from Lodge Alley Inn each morning to Waterfront Park and sit on a bench or swing and enjoy the the atmosphere. Imagine my dismay...More

Thank hpeer46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place! A must see, great pier with benches and swings, we visited in Sept so it was still pretty hot but the on the pier you get a nice breeze.

Thank amaliaban2018
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Laura K
June 25, 2018|
Response from Elizabeth E | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but I’m sure it will fill up quick.
November 6, 2016|
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Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
Old Exchange Bldg. is on Broad St and East Bay. About a 4 block, 10 minute walk to the park.
January 31, 2016|
Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
It is a City of Charleston park, so there are definite restrictions. I'd call the city and ask. Parking can be a problem, and there are always LOTS of tourists, so any sort of privacy will be difficult. Not so sure if you... More