Fun Scouting: Top 5 Charleston Playgrounds You Might Not Know About

If there's one thing Charleston does really well for kids, its playgrounds. Whatever you're looking for - new equipment, shaded picnic tables, or just a change of scenery to shake things up - you're going to want to check out some of these top NannyPod spots. 

1. "Big Toy" Playground at Palmetto Islands County Park (Mount Pleasant)


This playground is nestled in Palmetto Islands County Park, giving it a fun and natural feel. The play area is HUGE with new equipment and a separate area for younger and older kids. Additionally, this park offers picnic tables, public bathrooms - and best of all... SHADE, which makes this playground one of our favorites. 

2. Smythe Park - Pirate Cove (Daniel Island)


Smythe Park is situated around a beautiful lake with scenic bike paths and picnic tables. There are swings, climbing structures, monkey bars, and soft sandy areas. Oh, and the whole playground structure is shaped like a Pirate Ship. Need we say more? 

3. Plymouth Park (James Island)


This quaint playground is all about location. Plymouth Park Playground is right on the water, so it's the perfect place if you're bringing a picnic or your pet. To top it off, it's right next to a fire station - so you're sure to delight your little ones when the big red trucks roll by.

4. Wannamaker Park (North Charleston)


There are 2 playgrounds in Wannamaker County Park (Tot-Lot and Fun-Lot), a seasonal water park, picnic tables, a snack bar, dog park, bathrooms, and hiking trails. Our favorite part - there's a big hill that's a ton of fun for kids and a great pre-nap option for parents.

5. Pirate Cove Playground (Folly Beach)


There's something about pirates and big ships that really bring the magic. We love that this playground is in downtown Folly, right near the beach - so you can make it a part of your beach day, or grab some ice cream as a special treat. This playground is fun for older kids but also has some toddler-friendly equipment (smaller slides, toddler swings, and seahorse bouncies). 


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