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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
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Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love coming here. There are swinging benches, overlook to the whole harbor including the battleship, bridge, and fort sumter. The park itself is a lovely place to walk or people watch. The infamous pineapple fountain is here and in the summer all the fountains...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The waterfront park is a wonderful place to relax and take in the Charleston harbor. There are beautiful fountains, and it is quite a nice walk!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ellemeggs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park on the waterfront. Nice place to relax, stroll, people watch and take in the views of the harbor.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dotravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love to watch cargo ships, see dolphins, walk along the water, have a picnic lunch out of the sun or enjoy a cozy swing with your honey, this is the place. Fabulous place to enjoy Charleston and the lovely Cooper River.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank takemewithyou2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pier...with resident artisans, waterfowl, and dolphins frequenting the area. Also an abandoned sailboat washed upon shore, which somehow added to the charm. The park itself has two lovely fountains lit by night. Perfect for an early morning, mid-afternoon, or late night walk of 30...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Todd B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park provides a great view of the harbor. The park is very well laid out and pleasent. Nice place to visit. Can be cool from the breeze that blows at times. Neat fountan.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank C P M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riley Waterfront Park wasn't there when my wife and I first visited Charleston, South Carolina. Now it is. Beautiful, grassy spots to picnic, spectacular and unobstructed views of Charleston Harbor, Ravenel Bridge, Patriots Point and Fort Sumter, a large fountain, a dense canopy of oak...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park runs from the battery area down and around the waterfront. We just started walking down meeting street and walking around looking at the historical homes in the area. Quite a few homes had historical markers denoting the time period the home was built...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This waterfront park is a great way to enjoy family and be outside near the ocean, enjoying the peace and tranquility of nature. I always try to advocate to get outside and enjoy the weather, especially by the water. The salt water cleanses your lungs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SmartGenius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering so much of the downtown CHS waterfront is ugly this fairly long stretch is a nice respite. A quiet place to walk or sit. Two fountains adorn it and nice views are available.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Laura K
25 June 2018|
Response from 159elizabethe | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but I’m sure it will fill up quick.
6 November 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.
31 January 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