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Posted on: March 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Scheduling Assistance Available at Recreation Facilities Throughout Charleston

With all South Carolinians 16 years and older becoming eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on March 31, trained city of Charleston Recreation Department staff will begin assisting citizens with the vaccine appointment scheduling process at city facilities throughout the Peninsula, West Ashley and James Island areas. 

Why it matters: As the availability of COVID-19 vaccines has become more widespread, some citizens in traditionally underserved communities have experienced difficulty navigating the online scheduling process. 

This free service aims to ensure that all eligible citizens have the tools they need to easily and efficiently secure vaccination appointments, and help build COVID-19 immunity throughout Charleston. 

How to participate: Citizens interested in taking advantage of this service can visit any of the recreation facilities listed below during the noted times to gain access to a public computer and receive assistance from available Recreation Department staff.


  • St. Julian Devine - 1 Cooper St.
    • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Arthur W. Christopher - 265 Fishburne St.
    • Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Shaw Center - 22 Mary St. 
    • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Martin Park - 155 Jackson St. 
    • Monday - Friday 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Freddie Whaley Playground - 1810 Doscher Rd.
    • Monday - Friday 3 to 6 p.m. 

West Ashley

  • Forest Park Playground - 780 West Oak Forest Dr. 
    • Monday - Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

James Island

  • Thomas Johnson Playground - 1442 Secessionville Rd. 
    • Monday - Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

Additional details: All Recreation facilities and staff will be following COVID-19 safety protocols, and citizens will be required to wear face masks to enter the buildings. Those who do not have masks will be provided one upon entry.

Citizens should note that appointment availability will vary and appointments are not guaranteed by city staff. 

Please call the Recreation Department’s main office at 843-724-7327 with any questions.

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