The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission is committed to accessibility, with reasonable accommodations, of our services, facilities, employment, and programs for all individuals, in compliance with Federal Law. 


Wheelchair Availability

The Holiday Festival of Lights is a three-mile driving tour with a self-guided walking portion to see more lights and extra amenities. While we encourage everyone to get out of the car and enjoy the lights, this may be difficult for some visitors. A wheelchair is available at the park office in Winter Wonderland free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required as a deposit.

Festival Train

For guests who require this, an ADA accessible train car is available upon request.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in your Charleston County Parks. For the full definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

"Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA."

"Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls."


Please email the ADA Coordinator or call 843-762-8075 if you need assistance.

James Island County Park

871 Riverland Drive

Charleston, SC 29412


Tel: 843-795-4386

Tel: 843-406-6990

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