Hampton Park, Charleston

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hampton Park is a public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina, United States. At 60 acres (240,000 m2), it is the largest park on the peninsula. It is bordered by The Citadel to the west, Hampton Park Terrace to the south, North Central to the east, and Wagener Terrace to the north. The park is named in honor of Confederate General Wade Hampton III who, at the time of the Civil War, owned one of the largest collections of slaves in the South. After the Civil War, Hampton became a proponent of the Lost Cause movement, member of the Red Shirts and governor of South Carolina.

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  • This was a nice stop for our family so we could get our walk in. There's lots of walking paths and beautiful flowers all around. Park is clean and large. Stroller accessible.  more »
  • I have walked this park several times but never took the time to read the historic plaques. From old racetrack to the first memorial day to modern times with walking and bike paths, exercise location....  more »
  • Great safe location to go running or biking and nearby and a play area for children. There's also a giant field across the street Were you can play lacrosse, football, or soccer. On the other side of the field and next to the children's play area there is a basketball court with the 4 goals. There are workout devices all throughout the park and a place where you can feed ducks and other wild birds. Definitely a place worth looking into for a wedding location as I've seen a lot of weddings conducted here due to the beauty of the location. Surprisingly this is also a great 1st date location. 🤷‍♂️
  • There's a nice paved path extending from the lock in the river and a pretty little waterfall where the river divides. It's very popular with joggers walkers and bicyclers. The park is safe and has lovely trees

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