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The Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide sustainable recreational, cultural, and leisure opportunities that complement the diverse and progressive nature of our community and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

The Parks and Recreation Department also staffs the Conservation Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Rivers and Waterways Commission.

Our Team


Capital Projects Update

In November 2019, Dorchester County voters approved a referendum question asking voters to approve the use of up to $38M for the provision of County park and recreation facilities. This funding has jump-started park development with Ashley River Park and Davis-Bailey Park currently under construction. Design of Pine Trace Natural Area will start this summer. Other projects, including bike/ped/trail facilities, an upstream Ashley River Access site, and an Edisto River park will be initiated next. A good source of information on these initiatives is the Master Plan and Project Updates page.


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