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March 31, 2020
Virtual At-Home Recreation
Join our Charleston Recreation Department for daily for recreation activities that you can do at home for all ages! They will provide ideas, crafts, videos, educational opportunities, virtual tours, activities, fitness classes, games and much more to make the best use of this time off. Leave a comment on our Facebook page if you have a great idea for a quarantine activity!
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John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston, SC

A Message From our Mayor

Welcome to Lighten Up Charleston!

The health of each of our residents is essential to the quality of life of our city and region. As Augusten Burroughs once said, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”

I want to congratulate you on taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re on this website because you want to lose weight, find a group to exercise with or learn healthy recipes, you will find many community resources to help you reach your goal. Together, we can Lighten Up!

John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor