White Gables: Parks Near White Gables New Homes in Summerville

The lovely White Gables community by Crescent Homes features the best new homes in Summerville and is set among natural beauty and is close to several parks. You and your family can enjoy wonderful outdoor fun just a short drive away. Plus the community itself includes a recreation park, a pool, walking trails, and more.


Parks In Summerville

The White Gables neighborhood features a recreation park with an Olympic size swimming pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts and a community clubhouse and more. There are playgrounds and fishing ponds in the neighborhood, along with walking trails. A short drive away in Summerville you’ll find a wonderful collection of small and larger parks.


City of Summerville, SC
Parks and Recreation Office
Tel: (843) 851-5211


Azalea Park

This Main Street Park in the heart of Summerville is the town’s pride and joy. It was originally built in the 1930s, thanks to the efforts of the Women’s Civic League (later to become the Garden Club of Summerville). Thanks to a grant from the Works Progress Administration the city was able to pay workers ten cents an hour to clear away the existing bramble. A noted Summerville azalea grower then donated over 30,000 plants for the park.


Over the years the park became a little neglected. It was first renovated in the 1960s. In 1975 it was renovated again in preparation for the nation’s bicentennial and in the 1980s ponds, a bridge and the gazebos were added. Today this 12 acre paradise features a bronze sculpture collection, reflection ponds, gazebos, and walking paths. Visitors can enjoy the butterfly garden. There is an amphitheater and a community center named in honor of the late Grange S. Cuthbert, the former Summerville mayor who orchestrated the park’s original construction. There are also tennis courts.


The bronze sculptures are playful and dedicated to childhood pleasures. “Follow the Leader” depicts children following each other while balancing on a brick walk. Real children love to climb on it too and this activity is welcome. The sculpture was designed with space for real children behind each bronze “child.” Another stature depicts a child deeply engrossed in reading a book while sitting casually on a wall. A statue of a sitting dog dubbed “Toby” has an interesting legend behind it. People love to pet the statue because it looks so real. According to legend the dog statue always feels warm, because secretly the spirit of a real dog is inside waiting to come out and play. On the first day of spring the statue feels cold to the touch because for that one day the spirit of the dog gets to come out and play in the park. This story was put into writing by fourth grader, Blaise Rashitchian in 2002.


Azalea Park
S. Main and S. Magnolia Street
Summerville, SC


Saul Alexander Playground

The Saul Alexander Playground features tennis courts in addition the playground and picnic area. It is one of many small playgrounds scattered around Summerville for the enjoyment of neighborhood children.


Saul Alexander Playground
615 S. Laurel Street
Summerville, SC


Huger Playground

Another neighborhood play area, this small park contains a sheltered picnic area in addition to the playground, and the horseshoe pit.


Huger Playground
615 West Richardson Avenue.
Summerville, SC


Doty Park

Doty Park features a renovated community building that was once a depot, a modern covered pavilion and a gazebo. There are six tennis courts as well, several picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, walking trails, and a playground. The park is conveniently located across from the Faith Sellors Senior Center.


Doty Park
320 N. Laurel
Summerville, SC


Shepard Park

Shepard Park at the intersection of Parkwood Drive and Simmons Avenues features a bronze sculpture, a pond, green areas and a children’s playground.


Shepard Park
200 Parkwood Drive
Summerville, SC


Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex

The Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex is one of the best in the greater Charleston area. It features six lighted softball/baseball fields and a multi use football/soccer field. The Sports complex also has features a wooden playground, picnic shelter, and bronze statue.


Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex
515 West Boundary Lane
Summerville, SC


Summerville Skate Park

The newly opened Summerville Skate Park offers a flat skating surface and ramps for inline skaters and skate boarders.


Summerville Skate Park
S. Magnolia and E. Richland Streets
Summerville, SC


You’ll enjoy Southern living at its finest in the White Gables community by Crescent Homes in Summerville. With many Summerville parks to enjoy you’ll get plenty of fresh air and exercise close to home. Featuring the best new homes in Summerville, see why so many families are calling White Gables home.


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