Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds: Saul Alexander Playground


Welcome to our series: Lowcountry Parks & Playgrounds! Each article in this series focuses more on specific parks/playgrounds at locations all throughout the Lowcountry.

Next up, Saul Alexander Playground in Summerville!

Saul Alexander Playground brick sign amongst bushes and treesLocation: 615 Laurel Street
Admission: Free
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Free Street Parking

far away view of Saul Alexander PlaygroundThis playground, occasionally referred to as “Laurel Street Park” by locals, reopened in 2022 after major renovations. Saul Alexander Playground is now handicap accessible. Wide sidewalks wind around the playground and connect each play area. Children and parents love the rubber surface as it is easy to navigate and softens the impact of falls. This playground is a favorite because all ages, stages, and abilities can have lots of fun!
accessible picnic tables and musical area at Saul Alexander PlaygroundThe fully fenced playground has two bathrooms and plenty of benches. There are many activities for kids and it keeps them busy! Some of our favorite features include the zip track, musical corner, and the play set with a huge sunshade. A large green area in the middle is perfect for a game of catch or tag. The swing options include a mommy and me swing!climbing equipment, zip line, and swings If you have visited this playground before renovations, you may be wondering what happened to the beloved purple dinosaur. Good news! It is nearby at James Allen Park.

Two school-aged boys ride on a purple dinosaur on springs.
The beloved purple dinosaur at Saul Alexander playground has been moved to James Allen Park nearby in Summerville.

What are your favorite features at Saul Alexander Playground?

Check out some other parks and playgrounds in this series!

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Jessie Leslie of Summerville, SC is a hairstylist, a wife, and mother to twin boys. When she’s not in the salon, you can find her outdoors on adventures with her family, trying to keep her household running, serving the community with her church, or in a quiet place reading a book. Jessie loves to encourage families to spend time together. One of her family’s favorite ways to spend time together is outside. In fact, her family became Ultimate Outsiders in July of 2021. This means they visited all forty-seven SC State Parks! Jessie believes we can help each other by sharing our learned life experiences. Motherhood can be overwhelming and downright exhausting. She wants to help moms see the good and have fun! Connected, healthy families build better communities.


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