Outdoor Living in Bluffton, South Carolina

With a wide expanse of lawn and a panoramic view of the May River, Wright Family Park is the newest greenscape in Old Town Bluffton. Longtime Blufftonians, the Wrights, owned and stewarded this waterside property for eighty years. They enjoyed walking the shoreline, looking for oysters and crabs. Now their piece of Bluffton paradise is shared with everyone in town.

Walk the meandering boardwalk that follows the water’s edge and pause to read placards about Bluffton history and the flora and fauna that create its distinct sense of place. Stairs lead down from the boardwalk, right to the river. Watch overhead for great blue herons and keep an eye on the water for bottlenose dolphins. Sit on a bench under moss-draped oaks and soak in the serenity. The recently renovated Calhoun Street Dock, adjacent to the park, provides public river access for fishing, boating, shrimping, and nature watching. The park is family friendly and wheelchair accessible. Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash.

Explore the plethora of Bluffton outdoor spaces, ideal for getting some exercise and fresh air. 

Ship-shaped playground at one of the parks in Bluffton SC
Image courtesy of Town of Bluffton

Parks in Bluffton

Buckwalter Place Park

Home of the Veterans Memorial, made possible by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 205, the open lawn area offers comfortable benches and an inclusive playground including a wheelchair whirl and sensory panels.

DuBois Park 

Family friendly, with a playground, and a covered pavilion, the  park also features a Civil War historic marker.

Pritchard Pocket Park

At the end of Pritchard Street, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the sun, with benches and a sweeping May River view.

Oyster Factory Park

The riverfront park with an open-air pavilion is a favorite location for oyster roasts and celebrations. Visit the Garvin-Garvey House and Bluffton Oyster Company while you’re here.

House on Oscar Frazier park in Bluffton, SC
Image courtesy of Meadors, Inc.

Oscar Frazier Park

With meadows, playground, ball field, tennis courts, and a dog park, Oscar Frazier Park is the center of Bluffton recreation.

Martin Family Park 

Picnic in this restful green space with benches and a table and enjoy the Farmers Market of Bluffton on Thursday afternoons.

Come relax and explore the beautiful outdoor spaces and activities that Bluffton, South Carolina has to offer. Start planning your trip.

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