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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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Fountains were beautiful, well maintained grounds, gorgeous view, short walk with elderly mom was perfect.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GailSL
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't visit Waterfront Park until our last day in Charleston and that was a shame, because although there are many people there, the place is serene and lovely. Especially attractive are the two fountains, of which the Pineapple Fountain was my favorite. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank marybethm611
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recommend stopping by here. You will find the iconic pineapple fountain. It is on the waterfront with beautiful views. There are many benches to sit under the trees and enjoy your day.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very enjoyable to stroll along the waterfront park. Very picturesque. Good place for picture taking and views of the water.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Nancy366
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place to start our Walking Tour of Charleston. The Pinaepple Fountain was just beautiful. A very nice place to relax any time of the day.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Pat and Tricia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I Love the fountain So relaxing to watch the water just run down the pineapple and the water fountain watching the kids play and run through the water

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jasgaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking knocked us out of seeing a lot, as charleston is so strict on parking. we just drove through stopping one day and left area, as parking everywhere was almost $20.00. took some pics and got out ..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 2017art
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfront park is a lovely stroll with lots of trees and views out to Fort Sumter. The Pineapple Fountain is the star but the nearby Vendue Fountain is also lovely. Great spot for a break on your wanderings downtown.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pineapple fountain is in Joe Riley Waterfront Park. It's a beautiful little park and worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank chubby_wanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfront park is simply a wonderful addition to Charleston and can't be missed. There is of course a walking path along the water but there are also plenty of benches in the shade too. There are several fountains including the famous pineapple fountain. Directly...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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23 June 2019|
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Response from Katherine8183 | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fee. The park is free.
Laura K
25 June 2018|
Response from 159elizabethe | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but I’m sure it will fill up quick.
7 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.