Joe Riley Waterfront Park

Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston: Address, Phone Number, Joe Riley Waterfront Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Joe Riley Waterfront Park
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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
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Nissins
Charlotte, NC80 contributions
Solo
My small tour group stopped at this park on a very hot afternoon. The breeze was a very welcome treat! Our tour guide affirmed that there’s always a breeze at this place. I fell in love with the park right away! So I visited again the following day. I took the water taxi then afterwards just hang out and walked leisurely. I was able to capture a beautiful photo in front of the pineapple fountain and on other captivating spots! The stroll underneath the big trees was very relaxing - specially so - there was a young lady who serenaded us with her electric violin. Definitely my favorite spot in downtown Charleston!!!
Written June 18, 2022
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katherinedQ5040BW
Lynchburg, VA4 contributions
Friends
The pineapple fountain is an iconic landmark in Charleston that cannot be missed when visiting the area. Waterfront park provides a nice shaded walking or picnicking area. Try parking in the East Bay parking garage, which is directly across from the pineapple foundation and offers cheap rates and shaded parking—a perfect for exploring Charleston for the day!
Written July 5, 2020
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Dan’Vy Le
Charleston, SC35 contributions
The "Charleston Pineapple" is what us Holy City natives call it. It's a beautiful landmark that has been there for as long as I can remember. At night it lights up in the most beautiful fashion, most go for a romantic walk, and some even kick off their shoes and walk around in the water. It's truly a place of many memories and happy times for me.
Written October 31, 2020
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Tom B
Worthington, OH428 contributions
Couples
The park stretches for about three tenths of a mile along Charleston Harbor bookended on the north side by a splash fountain and sizable public pier and to the south end public pier. Two walkways traverse the length of the park; a wide crushed shell open air path that follows the harbor sea wall and a paved lovely heavily tree lined walkway paralleling Concord Street with numerous bench areas and the city's iconic Pineapple Fountain. An enjoyable relaxing area of the city with scenic views of the harbor.
Written May 30, 2022
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Kristens_on_Vacation
Lakeville, MA958 contributions
Family
We arrived in town with a few ideas, but mostly just the wish to walk around and see the sights in the hours we had to get a feel for this historic city.

This park was one of our stops and we 2almost missed it. Very thankful that after being unimpressed with the market, someone in a shop recommended we keep walking to the end of the road and go enjoy waterfront park!

Very pretty spots to take photos. Great place to take a stroll and soak up some sun.

There was a gentleman along the water with parrots. I was so excited to talk to and hold one of them. He educated those with no bird knowledge and shared how he came to have them. The teens with us and the 5 year old alike loved this.

We stopped at the Fleet Landing restaurant for drinks at the outdoor back bar (delicious) and were able to easily navigate back to the bus stops to get back to the visitors center.

The side streets leading into and out of the park have a few of the celebrated gorgeous alleyways, historic houses and so many cool little touches. Well worth some exploration time, especially if you are into take photos. Our teen daughter took a ton!

I love the water, so this park made the day so much better for me! Hope you enjoy it too ♡

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Written May 20, 2020
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,379 contributions
We found a parking spot and paid $1.50 for parking that was one block away from the Pineapple Fountain. It was pure good luck. The fountain is beautiful and clean. Very photogenic!

Also walked the park and out to the pier area. This is a great green space that anyone could enjoy. We found the park to be super clean. Not overran by homeless people, tent encampment that plagues other big cities. Kudos to Charleston!!
Written May 3, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN1,562 contributions
Couples
Nice place for a stroll along the Charleston Harbor with views of the Ravenel Bridge in the distance. Pineapple Fountain is quite pretty and a good photo spot. Nearby construction cranes takes a bit away from the experience.
Written December 6, 2021
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Kersten S
Tulsa, OK72 contributions
This park is so nice with lots of areas to sit in shaded areas and enjoy the waterfront. The pineapple fountain is beautiful and the swings are a nice place to sit and catch the breeze off the water. Near the Old Provost & Dungeon.
Written June 9, 2021
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guadsquad
Clinton, MA321 contributions
This was the best place to cool off and we enjoyed the swings that are along the pier. There are only about 6 of them but nice wooden swings. I had flagged down a pedi-cab (rickshaw pedi cab) Charleston Bike taxi and it was the best thing as we were so tired from a walking tour we could have never made it here. The splash pad and pier area are very pretty and cooling on a hot afternoon then we walked along the water to the Pineapple Fountain. There were many people waiting in line for photo ops but it worked out well with each group taking the pic for the previous person. The tree lined area was a nice picturesque walkway also. This whole area was well designed and a beautiful addition to the waterfront. Down the street we stopped at The Rooftop bar at the Vendue for a cool beverage. Although I was disappointed in the view from there.
Written June 1, 2021
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flashncrash
Berkeley, CA745 contributions
This waterfront park has expanses of grass, has sunny spots as well as plenty of trees for shade. The shooting fountain at the north entrance of the park at Vendue Range and Concord St is fun! This corner is also where you can catch the free DASH bus. The other fountain is the Pineapple Fountain, beautiful to look at and to see all the areas where water flows. The pier is wide and has some wide bench swings if you can snag one. From the pier you might also get the chance to see some pink dolphins, we did! Will say that you may come upon a transient or two but they don't take away from the enjoyment of this waterfront park. We found ourselves returning here multiple times during our stay in Charleston.
Written November 25, 2020
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