Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Moultrie Playground


Welcome to our new series: Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds! Each article in this series will focus on a specific park/playground at locations all throughout the Lowcountry. 

Learn More About the Newly Renovated Moultrie Playground!

Photo credit to Charleston Parks Conservancy


41 Ashley Avenue, Charleston 29401

The Charleston Parks Conservancy, residents, and donors will celebrate the renovation of Moultrie Playground near Colonial Lake. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on May 19.

The event is 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Moultrie Playground is located at 41 Ashley Ave. Previously scheduled celebrations were postponed because of inclement weather. This event is rain or shine.

The community is invited to join in the celebration with activities and games for all ages. Check out the new pickleball courts or shoot some hoops on the new basketball courts with Coach John Harris. V-Tones of Charleston, Dancefx  Charleston, inflatable games, Soccer Shots Charleston, and more will provide entertainment for the whole family. Dashi and King of Pops will have food available for purchase.

Photo credit to Charleston Parks Conservancy

In 2016, the Conservancy completed its largest renovation to date with an overhaul of Charleston’s iconic Colonial Lake. Later that year, a group of neighbors took on the task of fundraising to renovate the adjacent Moultrie Playground. The project was officially completed and opened to the public in May 2020.

With both the park and the playground now fully renovated, residents and visitors have access to an incredible public space.

Highlights of the renovated Moultrie Playground include:

  • Brand new playground equipment, including the “Crab Trap,” an innovative net climbing structure with creative challenges for ages 5 to 12 that’s the first of its kind on the Charleston peninsula.

  • State-of-the-art rubberized play surface.

  • New basketball half-court.

  • Pickleball court.

  • Large lawn space for multiple uses and gatherings.

  • New paths and trails for biking and walking.

  • Flower gardens and new plantings.

  • An area for off-street food truck parking.

  • Additional seating and picnic areas.

Check out the rest of the parks and playgrounds in this series!