Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Central Creek Park


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

Next up, Central Creek Park in Goose Creek!

underwater features at Central Creek ParkLocation: 147 Old Moncks Corner Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445

Admission: Free

Playground Hours: Dawn to dusk

Splash Creek Hours: DAILY 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (May 29th – September 4th). Toddler & Tot Time (ages 4 and under) at Splash Creek are Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Parking: Free parking lot

pavilion and overhead view of playground

In December 2022, Goose Creek held the grand opening of Central Creek Park. Families flocked together to see the state-of-the-art, $9 million setup that had only been announced a few months prior.

The park replaced a run-down basketball court and covered pavilion, which local kids had only occasionally used. The park boasted a new pavilion, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, walking trails, a splash pad, and a 26,145-square-foot inclusive playground. The park also has a large stage for local music and performances.

Debra’s Playground

The playground, named Debra’s Playground in honor of Councilwoman Debra Green-Fletcher, is the main thing drawing families to Central Creek Park. The city outdid itself regarding how this playground was designed with all children in mind. Their main goal was inclusivity. Goose Creek wants every child to be able to play, no matter what that looks like for them.

The playground is split into two sections: one for toddlers and one for school-aged children. Both sides have ways to play that are accessible for children in wheelchairs, including ADA swings. According to Goose Creek’s website, families will find “a curated mix of ground-level and elevated play components like the We Go Round merry-go-round, Sway Fun Glider, and ZipKrooz [to help] develop children’s motor, cognitive, and social skills.”

inclusive structures and swings at Central Creek ParkSplash Creek

With over 10 barrier-free features, Splash Creek aims to allow all children to enjoy time in the water – regardless of whether it’s a child in a wheelchair, walker, stroller, or even little ones just learning to move on their own.

Fountain features in Splash Creek at Central Creek Park

Have you taken your kids to this park yet? What is your favorite feature of Central Creek Park?

Check out some other parks and playgrounds in this series!


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