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!
Location: 147 Old Moncks Corner Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445
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
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.
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.”
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.