Colonial Lake Park/Rutledge Street Pond
46-54 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29401
This area circa 1869 is thought to have once been used in the milling process but has since become a green space for residents to enjoy. In 2016, it underwent a major renovation project spearheaded by the Parks Conservancy which spent 5.9 million dollars to refurbish it. The tidal pond was completely drained and cleaned of debris and they added gardens throughout the park with a beautiful array of blooms.
Although it is not to be used as a bike path, there are bike racks available to park and take a stroll. There are numerous benches for resting and to soak up the view. There is a water fountain that accommodates people as well as a lower fixture for pets. Waste bags are provided if you forget to bring your own sponsored by Erskine in loving memory of Sullivan. It is pristinely clean and a wonderful place to take a walk, go jogging and walk your dog. The well manicured lawns are perfect for a picnic or just a place to read a good book in the open air. I visited in October and there were still flowers blooming everywhere!
If you want explore the surrounding area, there is a Holy Spokes corral along the path so you can rent a bike! Just remembered they are not allowed on the walkway!
Please pick up after your dog! Bags are provided if you forgot!
Bike racks are available and it is advisable to lock them up!
Blooms in October!
Water fountain for people and a lower dispenser for dogs.
View across the pond.
This is Sadie. You will see her in my posts from time to time since I dog sit for my daughter. We love our rescue fur grand baby!
A few more October blooms.
Benches for resting and enjoying the view are placed all the way around the park.