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Features

  1. Athletic Field
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Benches
  4. Dog Park
  5. Drinking Fountain
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Playground
  8. Restrooms
  9. Tennis
  10. Trash Cans
 Upcoming Special Events

Let’s Play!  Board Games

Children and their families will have the opportunity to sample new sports or activities in a fun, relaxed setting. All equipment will be provided. This month, we will be playing board games! Feel free to bring a favorite game with you, or choose from games at the playground!

Ages: All
Date: Monday, January 22nd
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: FREE
 

My Mini City

Let’s work together to design our own mini city! We will use boxes, recycled materials, and crafts supplies.  Our miniature city will be complete with roads, buildings, and anything else we can imagine!  What will you build?! Building and decorating supplies will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, January 30th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: FREE


Valentine’s Party

Come make cards for your friends and family!

Ages: All
Date: Monday, February 12th 
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: FREE
Registration: RSVP is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.

Happy Birthday, Hazel!

Come celebrate Hazel Parker’s birthday with fun activities for kids!

Ages: All
Date: Thursday, February 15th
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: FREE


 Spring Youth Programs

Manners & Mindfulness

Manners & Mindfulness is a new program designed by International Etiquette Consultant, Aly Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Manners. The classes are fun and interactive mindful activities aimed to help strengthen social and emotional learning focusing on self-presentation, introductions, body language, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, resilience, gratitude and mindful dining.

Ages: 5-9
Dates: Thursdays, January 11th-February 1st
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $65.00 per child for a 4-week session

Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.


Pre-Ballet

Children will learn ballet steps and their correct terminology as well as explore movement to enhance creativity, individuality, and confidence. A typical class begins with warm-ups, moves on to ballet technique, and then finishes with improvisation and movement-related games.

Ages: 2-4
Date/Time: Mondays  @ 10:30am
Session I: January 22- March 12th  (no class on 2/19- Presidents Day- makes 7-week session)
Session II: March 19th- May 14th  (no class on 4/2- CCSD Spring Break)

 Ages: 3-5
Date/Time: Wednesdays @ 12:30
Session I: January 24th- March 14th
Session II: March 21st- May 16th (no class on 4/4- CCSD Spring Break)

Cost: $96.00 per child for an 8-week session (*7-week session is $84.00)

Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.        

 
Tumble Tots

Young tumblers gain strength, flexibility, confidence, and social skills through the fun of basic acrobatic floor work.

Ages: 2-6
Dates: Tuesdays, January 23rd-February 27th
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Cost: $60.00 per child for a 6-week session

Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.        

*Try it out! Attend a FREE Frozen-themed tots dance/tumble party on Tuesday, January 16th from 11:00am-11:45am.  RSVP is required! Please RSVP to sterns@charleston-sc.gov.


Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development. Our nationally recognized non-competitive skills program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Each class contains the perfect mix of reviewing previously learned and new skills. 

Character Development
Our innovative curriculum extends beyond physical activity to incorporate values like respect, sharing, teamwork, encouragement and cooperation.   The enhancement of a child’s coordination, balance and agility is often seen immediately, but it is the building blocks being created for a life-long love of sports that have the strongest impact.

Soccer Skills
In each 30-45 minute class, we focus on having fun while guiding children through imaginative games that teach basic soccer skills.  We offer three unique programs designed specifically for ages 2, 3-5, and 6-8.  Our coaches are energetic and enthusiastic, are great teachers, and love working with children.

Active Lifestyle
Children benefit with increased psychomotor development through fun fitness activities.  Soccer Shots encourages the development of active lifestyle habits.

Location: Hazel Parker Playground field
Ages: 2-8
Dates: Wednesdays, February 14th-April 25th (skip April 4th for Spring Break)
Time: 2 year olds- 4:00-4:30pm
         3-8 year olds- 4:00-4:45pm
Cost: $120.00 per player for a 10-week session

Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.        


Elementary Hip Hop

Join us for a high-energy class dancing to age-appropriate hip hop music. Dancers will stretch, learn fun choreography, and practice hip hop isolations in a positive, nurturing environment. Let’s dance!

*This class is offered by DanceFX Charleston!

Ages: 5-8
Dates: Tuesdays, February 6th-27th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $65.00 per child for a 4-week session
Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register online at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at any City of Charleston Recreation Department registration site.


Engineering for Kids - Junior Robotics

Engineering for Kids- Kids will build their natural curiosity of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on learning topics ranging from Civil Engineering to Game Design and Robotics. This program delivers a mix of artistic creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication to help students develop a wide range of skills required to succeed in the 21st century.

Class theme: Junior Robotics

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build a dancing bird, a smart spinner, and a drumming monkey. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Ages: 5-8
Dates: Thursdays, March 1st-22nd
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $100.00 per child for a 4-week session

Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.         


Manners for Tweens 

Manners for Tweens classes are fun and interactive and will focus on topics such as first impressions, communication skills, body language, empathy, gratitude and dining etiquette. Class is taught by certified etiquette consultant, Aly Murphy, author of The Manners Contract.

Ages: 9-11
Dates:  Tuesdays, March 6th- March 27th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $75.00 per child for a 4-week session
Registration: Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! Register on line at http://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person at Hazel Parker Playground.         



Adult Fitness Programs 
(See our monthly calendar below)

*All adult fitness classes are on-going, so participants may join in at any time.
*No pre-registration required. 

 21st Century Fitness: Beyond Pilates
A Pilates based formula of exercise to get in shape, maintain fitness and stay young at any age. For Beginners or Advanced, Young or Mature, the Fit or Unfit. Positions are modified to your fitness level.

Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (Choose a schedule that works for you!)
Time: 9:00-9:45am    
Cost:
$50 for the ENTIRE month
$30 for 4 classes
$10 per class 

Raising the Barre
This workout combines the best of pilates, resistance training and ballet to tone, strengthen and shape your body. With a strong focus on posture, this workout is designed to increase flexibility and produce long lean muscles. Using only light hand weights and your body's own resistance, you will tone and change your body while working at your own pace. A tighter seat, flatter abs, thinner thighs, sculpted arms and a strong core..........this is Raising the Barre!
Class times:
Mondays @ 4:15pm and 5:30pm
Wednesdays @ 4:15pm and 5:30pm
 Cost: $8 per class

*Please be sure to bring your own mat!

Foundational Yoga
During this hour-long yoga class, students are introduced to the foundational elements of a yoga practice, including a wide variety of postures, breath work, and inquiry. The focus on the poses emphasizes sound alignment instruction geared toward building optimal balance between strength and flexibility. Our classes create a safe environment in which students are challenged in a fun way to explore their edges in order to increase their body and life awareness.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Cost: $15 for drop-in class OR $65 for a five-class package 

Monthly Schedules & Calendars 

Monthly Fitness Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kickoff to Summer Party! 

Join your friends at the playground to celebrate the start of summer with popsicles, lawn games, music and fun!
Ages: All
Date: May 23
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: Free!