Looking to spend your day outside soaking up the sun, water, a warm breeze, and a stunning sunset? How about walking under venerable angel oaks trees by the mystical waters of the Lowcountry discovering historic landmarks hidden along the roadside? So are we! We recommend visiting any of Bluffton’s parks with your family to explore, create memories for a lifetime and take the perfect Instagram moment highlighting all that’s Bluffton. Below you’ll find a list of the best parks in Bluffton. Once considered “a little sleepy fishing village” Bluffton has grown and offers some of the best outdoor experiences for walking, running, fishing, biking, cooking out, live music and public event space for your next big shindig.
Address: 67 Lawrence St, Bluffton, SC 29910
Between Lawton and Lawrence Street in Old Town Bluffton, you will find one of the State’s finest family-friendly public green spaces, DuBois Park. Serving as one of Bluffton’s busiest spots, visitors can enjoy any of the park’s plentiful amenities including; picnic tables, an open-air pavilion, restrooms, benches, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the green lawn. DuBois park also provides one of the largest playgrounds in Bluffton making it a great spot to bring kids and their friends! New park renovations included bug-proofing technology making it the perfect spot to meet friends and family for an afternoon lounging, reading a book, or enjoying a picnic.
Oyster Factory Park
Address: 63 Wharf St, Bluffton, SC 29910
This riverfront park is a must-see with the alluring scenic views of the May River. This is a hot spot to host an Oyster Roast or family party with the on-site fire pit, picnic tables, and restrooms. Visitors can purchase fresh seafood sold by the pound, hang out, fish, or even use the site as a boat launch. There is an on-site historical home, The Garvin-Garvey House, that you can visit and take in some history of this beautiful park! Stop by on Friday evenings for regular events, parties, concerts, and feasts. A sunset with good company and a drink in hand at Oyster Factory Park is bucket list-worthy.
Martin Family Park
Address: 68 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC 29910
Wow! The brand new Martin Family Park near the heart of Old Town Bluffton is the perfect complement to DuBois Park (located across the street). With wide-open green spaces and plenty of parking, it’s a great place to meet other families. You’ll find bathrooms next to the parking lot between Green street and Lawrence street. One of the best features of this park is its oversized benches and seats which allow plenty of room to sit and enjoy a sunny warm day. The park is named after Ida Martin, the founder of Bluffton Self Help. Parking Monday through Friday from 9 am till 5 pm.
Calhoun Street Fishing Pier Public Dock
Address: Harbor River, Bluffton, SC 29910
Located at the end of Calhoun Street by The Church of the Cross, you can come by boat or car. Spend time enjoying the May River and fishing on the dock. Bring lunch, sunscreen, and a couple of chairs to enjoy time watching wildlife and meeting locals and visitors alike. Keep your eyes open for dolphins! On many days you can spot bottlenose dolphins feeding along the shores of the May River.
Oscar Frazier Park | Dog-Friendly Park
Address: 77 Shults Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Bluffton’s dog-friendly park, Oscar Frazier Park was opened in November of 2018. Grab your number one companion and come on down to Oscar Frazier Park to meet and mingle with other dog lovers. There’s plenty of shade and picnic tables too for you and your family.
Rotary Community Center
Address: 7 Recreation Ct, Bluffton, SC 29910
The Rotary Community Center is a beautiful space brought together by a community of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change within communities across the globe. An ideal location for hosting any event, as it features an enclosed, air-conditioned space with a full-service kitchen along with an open lawn area for strolling and taking in the views of May River. The venue’s aesthetic is completed with a prodigious wrap-around deck with seating to relax and take in the fresh air.
Pritchard Pocket Park
132 Pritchard Street, Bluffton South Carolina 29910
Small park with benches on the May River which makes it the perfect place to take a quiet walk. Open sunrise to sunset, enjoy time walking the trails shaded by the angel oak trees.
St. Joseph’s Park
Promenade Street (across from The Bluffton Room)
Located in the square at the Promenade in downtown Bluffton, this park is dedicated to St. Joseph The Carpenter. Opened on November 11th, 2009, this park is a great place to meet friends before or after shopping in Old Town Bluffton. Surrounding the park are plenty of restaurants and stores. You’ll find a memorial for all those who called Bluffton home and died honorably serving our country during World War I, World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam War.