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


2019 Parks Bond Referendum

In November, 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. These funds are expected to cover the costs of development of Ashley River Park, Davis-Bailey Park, and Pine Trace Natural Area, in addition to a number of priority trail, greenway, bike and pedestrian facilities. A good source of information on these initiatives is the Master Plan and Project Updates page.


Forms and Waivers