Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Ashley River Baptist Church Playground


Welcome to our series: Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds! Each article in this series focuses more on specific parks/playgrounds at locations throughout the Lowcountry.

Next up, Ashley River Baptist Church Playground in West Ashley!

Ashley River Baptist Church PlaygroundLooking for a new playground to explore in Charleston? Have you checked out the playground at Ashley River Baptist Church? Tucked away behind the church at 1101 Savannah Highway in West Ashley, this is a hidden gem that’s perfect for playdates with your little ones.

Safety and Simplicity

Unlike some larger parks where supervision feels like a juggling act (I once had to ask another parent to watch one of my children while I sprinted to the other side of the playground to rescue another from a really tall play structure), Ashley River Baptist Church Playground has safe and simple equipment. Additionally, this small playground is fully fenced in, so you can actually breathe while your kids play. Have a little one? The rubberized flooring adds an extra layer of comfort for those tiny toes.


  1. There is a huge parking lot with plenty of parking.
  2. Equipped with a long built-in bench, this playground has a great deal of seating for parents and kids to take a break from running around to have a snack and some water.
  3.  There’s a porta potty nearby for any urgent bathroom needs.

A little girl and boy at the end of a slide at Ashley River Baptist Church Playground.Ideal for Summer

On hot sunny days, this is one of my go-to playgrounds. It’s the ideal escape from the hot summer heat. In addition to the playground, there’s a small woods perfect for nature hunts. Or if you’re feeling sporty, there are five pickleball courts available for public use.

Next time you’re looking for a safe, shaded, playground, be sure to swing by this one.

Check out more from our Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds series here!

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Brandy Wales
Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After getting married to her husband Chad and starting their family in the Midwest, they decided it was important for their family to live somewhere where they could be outside year round. In 2020, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Since then, they've renovated 8 properties - you can check them out @thecharlestonsuites on Instagram! Brandy loves spending time with her husband, their three kids, and two dogs. She also enjoys being outdoors, taking pictures, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can get a peek at her family's adventures at www.thewalestales.com.


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