Riverfront Park is located just a short bike ride from Park Circle, and is well worth the trip. The park is set on the banks of the Cooper River and is bordered by Noisette Creek. Riverfront Park is also the location of North Charleston’s Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. A component of the North Charleston Arts Festival, the Competition and Exhibition features large-scale contemporary sculptures on display throughout the year. Celebrations are held here on holidays such as Independence Day and Veterans’ Day.
Riverfront Park also serves as a Navy Base Memorial and has been dedicated to the thousands of men and women who served at the Charleston Naval Base and on Charleston-based ships and submarines. This Memorial is the only location in the United States that displays both the Lone Sailor and the Homecoming statues. Surrounding the park are grand historic homes once occupied by Naval officers who were stationed on the Charleston Naval Base.
Features and Facilities: Playground, Historic features, Wetland, Walking paths, Drinking water, Off-leash dog area.