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Pineapple Fountain — Charleston, South Carolina


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The Pineapple Fountain is a focal point of the Charleston Waterfront Park, which people have been enjoying since it opened in 1990 – the spring after Hurricane Hugo. Pineapple motifs are common in Charleston and represent hospitality.

Waterfront Park Pineapple

Benton Henry of Latta, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The park’s eight acres face the Charleston Harbor and Ravenel Bridge. The park also features a larger splash fountain, where children of all ages play during hot Lowcountry summers. Children also frequently splash in the Pineapple Fountain itself, where wading is not only permitted but welcomed. (Note to grown-ups: You’re allowed, too!)

Pineapple Fountain Downtown Charleston

Mark VanDyke of Herndon, VA © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the Pineapple Fountain


Photographer Pamela Oliveras, who shares the photo below, describes her visit to the Pineapple Fountain during the January 2018 snowstorm.

“It was the day after the rare snowfall in Charleston. My dog and I decided to go explore. It was so cool that the pineapple fountain was frozen! I was really happy to capture this shot in a different light than how it usually looks. I think it looks magical. I would have loved to have captured it also as the snow was coming down the day before but roads were closed everywhere.”

Pineapple Fountain

Pamela Oliveras of Charleston, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

More Pictures of the Pineapple Fountain


Pineapple Fountain

John Sabatier of Charleston, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pineapple Fountain Charleston Park

Ben Sumrell of Awendaw, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pineapple Charleston

Mark Wickliffe of Charleston, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Waterfront Park Fountain

John Kirkland of Augusta, Georgia, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pineapple Fountain Wildflowers

Nancy Garvin of Goose Creek, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pineapple Fountain at the Waterfront Park

E. Karl Braun of North Charleston, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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7 Comments about Pineapple Fountain

SCIWAY says:
February 24th, 2017 at 9:07 am

Hi, Natalie. You will need to contact the City of Charleston. Here is the website: http://charleston-sc.gov/ Best of luck!

Natalie Foster says:
February 23rd, 2017 at 9:12 pm

I am inquiring about getting married at the Waterfront Park. Can you tell me if there is a fee? it would just be myself, my future husband and two of our kids and the officiant. No decorations…

SCIWAY says:
October 24th, 2016 at 10:46 am

Hi, Beverly. We are so glad you like the photos in the SC Picture Project! There should be a link to the photographer if you click on his or her name beneath the photo you like. If there is no link, please send us the name of the photographer whose photo you wish to use, and we will try to get that person’s email address to you (we do not own the photos; the photographers voluntarily share them with us). Please email us the photographer’s name at this address: service@sciway.net Thank you!

beverly says:
October 24th, 2016 at 9:40 am

I so love your pictures. I’m an esthetician and would like to use your picture on my Facebook page, twitter etc. I would be happy to say it’s yours! Thank you.

Rev. Lenora Hawkins says:
September 8th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

I’d like some information about having a wedding at Pineapple Fountain.

SCIWAY says:
May 7th, 2012 at 6:46 am

Hi Jenny! You can submit pictures to our gallery here – https://www.sciway.net/forms/pictures.html – thanks! – SCIWAY

Jenny McCorkle says:
May 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This is one of my favorite sites in Charleston. I have some great pictures — how could I share these?




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