As a department we are committed to bringing fun and enjoyable events and activities to the community.
Our main goal is for a happy, healthy, active Charleston. We are dedicated to making our city a better
place to live.
Get active with us Charleston West Virginia!
Homework Buddies is a program at the North Charleston Community center. It was started by Program Coordinator Richard Clendenin, a former principal of Riverside High School in the Kanawha county school district.More on This Story... All Stories
This is the 11th Year of the Winter Series races! The Winter Series is a great way to stay active during cold months. You have the option to run or walk the races which progress from a 5k to an 8k and then the final 10k. The course kicks off at the UC campus behind the UC Pharmacy school and follows flat, easy terrain down Kanawha Avenue and back to the starting point. Each race is $25 or $50 for all three races. The discounted price for students is $25 for all three races. A Winter Series Sweatshirt is included in this price for individuals that sign up for all three races. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.Download Registration Form
The Neighborwoods trails consist of local trails throughout the city. They can be found near Carriage Drive, Danner Meadow Park, Hamilton Place, and Cato Park. While on these trails please respect private property and stay on the marked trail. Be Safe and Enjoy!Download Trail Maps