Welcome to Daniel Island!

The POA website is a great tool including information on activities, events, meetings, rules and guidelines for living on DI, contact information for the City of Charleston, utility companies, our amenities, and much more!

Have you registered for the electronic newsletter yet?

If not, we recommend all residents register for the distribution list. We use this email list to send out a weekly newsletter every Tuesday to inform residents of upcoming events or important notices. We also will use this distribution list in the event of an emergency to communicate important information. If you are wanting to receive our newsletters and emergency notices, you can sign up HERE.

If you have any other questions, please let us know by emailing info@dicommunity.org and one of our staff members would be happy to help you.

Daniel Island POA Services

The Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association (POA) office provides a number of services for residents, including:

  • Maintenance of common property (trails, pools, boat launch ramps, parks, playgrounds, ponds, etc.)
  • Mailbox installation
  • Street sign maintenance
  • Architectural Review Board Administration
  • Enforcement of restrictions & rules outlined in the community Covenants

In addition, the POA office serves as the primary source of information for owners, using newsletters and this community website as key tools for resident communications.

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Finally, the POA also seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote social, educational and recreational programs and events for residents.

All property owners become members of one of three property owners associations on the island, depending on their geographic location. All three associations are administered by the staff at the POA office, located at 130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C.

Associations

Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) maintains common property in all residential areas west of Daniel Island Drive and south of Seven Farms Drive.

Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) maintains common property in Daniel Island Park (exclusive of Daniel Island Club amenities).

Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) oversees business areas east of Daniel Island Drive along Seven Farms Drive, River Landing Drive and Island Park Drive.

Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

Covenants, also called “governing documents,” are non-governmental, legally-binding restrictions that apply to land and land owners. On Daniel Island, there are three primary sets of covenants that correspond to each of the property owners associations: the Daniel Island Community Association, Inc. (DICA), Daniel Island Park Association, Inc. (DIPA), and Daniel Island Town Association, Inc. (DITA).

The Covenants are legal instruments that are recorded in the official land records office for Berkeley County. They describe in detail the rights and responsibilities of property owners and of each of the associations. To view the Covenants, please click here. 

Boat Landings

There are two community boat landings on Daniel Island. The Beresford Creek boat landing located at 212 Beresford Creek Street is available to residents of the Daniel Island Community Association (DICA). The Ralston Creek boat landing is located in Great Oak Park (408 Creek Landing Street) and available to residents of the Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA). …Read More

These are privately owned and operated facilities located within residential neighborhoods. Memberships are available to residents at their respective boat landing for an additional fee. Once registered, members will be able to access their respective landing with a fob.

Users are subject to rules and regulations designed to minimize inconvenience to the neighboring property owners. To gain access to these facilities, please contact info@dicommunity.org or call us at (843) 971-9200.

Current Fees:

New Membership Fee: $100

Annual Renewal: $100

DICA Membership Agreement

DIPA Membership Agreement

Please contact info@dicommunity.org or 843.971.9200 if you have any questions.

Kayaks & SUP Rentals

The Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association Office has a variety of kayaks and stand up paddleboards at both the Ralston Creek and Beresford Creek Boat Landing for residents to rent. …Read More

While the POA office is still closed and staff is working remotely, the rental process will be different. Please read the rental guidelines below:

  • Daniel Island Community Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Beresford Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 3 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 4 stand up paddle boards
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Daniel Island Park Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Ralston Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 2 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 1 stand up paddle board
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Please note that for Daniel Island Town Association residents, the rental of the kayaks and paddle boards will not be available, but stay tuned for information on upcoming rental options in early 2021 for watercraft at the new Daniel Island Marina at the end of River Landing Drive.
  • Participants must be 18 or older to rent a watercraft. Children must be a minimum of 50lbs or 3 years of age to participate. An adult must accompany children under 18 in a tandem kayak. Maximum of 1 child per adult.
  • All rentals include watercraft, PFD (personal flotation device), and paddle. All rented equipment must be returned to the locker where it was originally picked up.
  • If any rented equipment is damaged, lost, or stolen, the renter will be charged full replacement or repair costs at retail prices.
  • Daniel Island POA reserves the right to charge an additional ½ day or full day fee for each watercraft that is returned later than their expected return time.
  • All rentals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    • If booking for a Monday, must be booked by 12 PM on the preceding Friday
  • Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.
  • For necessary sanitation and inspection of the watercraft’s, there will be a 24 hour time period between rentals of the same watercraft.
    • For example, kayak #3 was rented on Monday, it will not be available to rent again until Wednesday.
  • At this time we will not be offering SUP or Kayak instruction.

Rental Process:

  • Email info@dicommunity.org with your property address, what you are looking to rent, and when you would like to rent the items.
    • Please only email with inquiries as we will need to contact you back with a few questions for your rental.
  • A POA staff member will contact you back with additional questions needed for your rental.
  • Once all of the information has been provided to the POA Staff member, they will send a digital agreement via DocuSign and online payment instructions.
  • To obtain your rented items, you will also be scheduling a time to meet the POA personnel at the respective boat landing.
    • Please note, the pick up time is 9 AM for ALL rentals.
  • If you cannot continue with your rental due to inclement weather, but you have already paid, we will issue a refund to your property account to be applied towards future rentals or your annual dues.

Prices:

Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.

  • Single Kayak
    • $15 up to 4 hours
    • $25 up to 24 hours
    • $25 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Tandem Kayak
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Stand-up Paddle Board
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)

Pools

The Daniel Island POA owns and maintains 3 community pools which are for exclusive use by the Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) residents. DICA Residents are given (2) amenity fobs to access these pools. At the pools, we offer a variety of programming which includes water aerobics, swim lessons, summer camp, and swim team.

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Pierce Park Pool and Pavilion – 1801 Pierce Street

Winter 2020/2021 Pool Schedule

Pierce Park is a central gathering place on the island, especially during the summer months. The Olympic-sized pool is climate-controlled for year round use! It has ample deck space and loungers for sun bathers as well as dining tables with umbrellas and a shaded pergola. To top it off, a unique splash pad offers hours of fun for all ages! Within the pool gates you will also find bathrooms equipped with indoor showers and vending machines.

Behind the pool you will find an outdoor event pavilion with breathtaking Wando River and marsh views. This Pavilion features a large outdoor fireplace, bathrooms, charcoal grills and a catering kitchen. The park also has a large playground and two paved parking lots. Pierce Park Pavilion is the location for many resident gatherings including weddings.

Next to the Pierce Park Pool, there is a long green space with sunshades and benches which is ideal for bocce. In fact, we have a bocce group who meets there on a weekly basis for some friendly competition. When the bocce group is not out on the field, it is open for residents to use and play on. We even have a bocce set in the storage box for anyone to use.

For information about renting the Pierce Park Pavilion for a special event, please contact Danielle Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843-971-4405.

Pierce Park Pool Guidelines (download)

Pavilion Rental Agreement (download)

 

Scott Park Pool – 177 Corn Planters Street

Currently CLOSED for the season.

Scott Park Pool is ideally situated between the Codner’s Ferry and Etiwan Park neighborhoods. It features a seasonal climate-controlled pool, an outdoor shower, and a baby pool. The pool house recently underwent an exterior makeover with fresh paint, vibrant planters, and lush landscaping.

Beyond the baby pool is a large tree shaded park with a picnic pergola, charcoal grills and a bright lighthouse playground. When the pool closes for the season, this playground area is still accessible by a gate located off of Beresford Creek Street.

For information about renting Scott Park Pool for a pool party, please contact Dani Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4405.

Scott Park Pool Guidelines (download)

Scott Park Pool Party Agreement (download)

 

Edgefield Park Pool and Crow’s Nest- 1651 Oak Leaf Street

Currently CLOSED for the season.

This facility includes an Olympic-sized salt water pool with three 25-meter lap lanes, a beach entry and a fun kids water feature.

Next to the Edgefield Pool is the Crow’s Nest. Named for its design, the Crow’s Nest is a two story event space outfitted with a catering kitchen, bathrooms, and large open-air area downstairs. The true star of this amenity is the second-story screened porch that overlooks some of the most beautiful marsh vistas. Sunset on the porch of  the Crow’s Nest is unbeatable!

For information about renting the Crow’s Nest for a special event, please contact Danielle Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843-971-4405.

Edgefield Pool Guidelines (download)

Crow’s Nest Rental Agreement (download)

 

Pool Programming

Swim Team: The Pierce Park and Scott Park Pools are home 3 swim teams – Flying Fish, Swim Charleston, and Bishop England High School.

  • The Flying Fish Swim Team is our community summer team. Typically practicing at Pierce Park Pool from the end of April to the beginning of July and finishing the season with a big City Meet. This team consists of swimmers aged 5 years old – 18 years old.
  • The Swim Charleston Swim Team is a year round team that practices at both Scott Park Pool and Pierce Park Pool. The Daniel Island and Swim Charleston partnership began in 2018 when Swim Charleston helped the POA convert the Pierce Park Pool into a year round pool with new heaters! This team consists of swimmers aged 4 years old – adult (Masters team).
  • The Bishop England Swim Team is run through the Bishop England High School. This team practices at Pierce Park Pool in September and October.

Water Aerobics: Many of our residents participate in our inhouse water aerobics classes taught by a certified instructor. We host them at Pierce Park Pool in the fall and winter and then change over to the Scott Park Pool in the spring and summer.

Summer Camp: Our Summer camp is run by the Swim Charleston swim group and is available to all Daniel Island residents. Camp includes daily swim lessons, snacks, and plenty of games/activities! Each lesson is specifically tailored to the swimmers ability. This camp is not only fun, but you will see an improvement in your child’s swimming by the end of the week! The camp sessions change each year based off of the feedback from both the campers and their parents.

Island Trails

The island’s extensive 25+ mile trail system winds through maritime forest, along marsh and the water’s edge and through neighborhoods and the island’s downtown, offering scenic views and a safe and convenient environment for runners, walkers and cyclists.

Click HERE to view the color coded list of trails and HERE for the accompanying map.

Click HERE to view our latest map of Daniel Island.

 to view our latest map of Daniel Island.

Parks

Some of our many parks include: play equipment, green spaces, benches and picnic tables. Each park has its own unique design/theme and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping. …Read More

Daniel Island POA Owned and Maintained Parks

Barfield Park – 1179 Barfield Street

This park is characterized by its marsh-oriented setting. Winding paths through a natural Lowcountry setting make Barfield Park a favorite place to take a quiet walk or run. A picnic gazebo is located at the edge of the park and makes a great place for a small-to -medium sized gathering of friends and neighbors.

Smythe Park – 2394 Daniel Island Drive

Smythe Park is the island’s largest park at 22-acres in size and is a favorite location for events and programs hosted by both the POA and residents. The park includes an 11-acre lake with a kayak dock, numerous pedestrian trails – including a history trail – and several picnic areas. A pirate-themed playground is located on the southeast edge of the park.

 

Center Park – 2225 Daniel Island Drive

A beautifully landscaped area with benches and crepe myrtles welcomes you into the park. This park has two play areas perfect for all ages and a large lawn making it perfect for a family picnic.

 

Townsend Park – 2630 Townsend Place

Often referred to as “swing park” with its multiple swing sets, Townsend Park also features a large lawn perfect for kicking around a soccer ball, a game of tag, and throwing a frisbee with friends. The picnic tables are covered with sun sails which makes this park perfect for an afternoon snack on a sunny day.

 

Codner’s Ferry Park – 219 Codner’s Ferry

Codner’s Ferry Park is a one-acre park located in one of Daniel Island’s earliest neighborhoods. It features open space for field games, a picnic area and a playground complete with a play-and-swing set.

 

Waterfront Park – 50 River Landing Drive

Coming soon to the area at the end of River Landing Drive on the Wando River!

 

For information about renting any of the POA Parks for a special event, please contact Barbara McLaughlin at barbara.mclaughlin@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4401.

City of Charleston Owned and Maintained Parks

Etiwan Park – 453 Seven Farms Drive

Etiwan Park was the first neighborhood established on Daniel Island with its focal point a six-acres park that is owned and maintained by the City of Charleston. The park features athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground. For more information on programming or the playground at Etiwan Park, please contact the City of Charleston Parks Department here.

 

Governor’s Park – 165 Fairbanks Drive

Governor’s Park is located downtown Daniel Island and is maintained by the City of Charleston. It features soccer fields and basketball courts, a dog run, waterfront trails, playground and more. For more information on programming, the dog park, or the playground at Governor’s Park, please contact the City of Charleston Parks Department here.

 

Fallen Oak Park – 906 Island Park Drive

Fallen Oak Park is located on Island Park Drive and is the City of Charleston’s newest park addition to Daniel Island. It features two playground areas, a walking trail, and exercise stations. For more information on the playground at Fallen Oak Park, please contact the City of Charleston Parks Department here.

Charleston Area Overview

Area Location

Located on the southern coast of South Carolina and bordered on the east side by the Atlantic shoreline, the Charleston metropolitan area includes Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The city of Charleston expands inward for 50 miles, occupying a total area of 90 square miles, including historic downtown Charleston, Daniel Island and surrounding suburban and island communities. …Read More

Distance to Popular Cities:

Columbia, SC – 125 miles
Hilton Head, SC – 115 miles
Charlotte, NC – 200 miles
Atlanta, GA – 334 miles
Savannah, GA – 123 miles
Orlando, FL – 390 miles
Miami, FL – 590 miles
Washington, DC – 483 miles
New York, NY – 768 miles


Weather & Climate

Charleston boasts a “temperate to semi-tropical” climate, offering year-round outdoor enjoyment for residents and visitors. The area averages 63% days of sunshine each year and an annual growing season of 294 days.

Average Annual Temperature – 65.3° F
Average Daily Maximum – 75.9° F
Average Daily Minimum – 54.7° F
Average Annual Rainfall – 51.53 inches
Average Relative Humidity – 86% (at 7am)

Average Temperatures by Month:

January – 47.9
February – 50.7
March – 57.7
April – 64.2
May – 72.1
June – 78.8
July – 81.7
August – 80.5
September – 76.1
October – 66.2
November – 58.0
December – 50.5

Regional Medical Facilities

From several major hospitals concentrated in an eight-block medical district on Charleston’s peninsula, to a growing number of hospitals and medical facilities that have recently opened or expanded in Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston and beyond, Charleston’s medical infrastructure is comprehensive. …Read More

Area Hospitals

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 402-1000

East Cooper Regional Medical Center
1200 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-0100

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
179 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2300

Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center
109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5011

Naval Health Clinic Charleston
3600 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 743-7000

Trident Medical Center
9330 Medical Plaza Drive
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-7000


Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Summit Place
320 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 884-4104

Bishop Gadsden Episcopal
1873 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-3300

Charleston Nursing Center
921 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-8903

Cooper Hall Senior Living
937 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-5286

Franke at Seaside
1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 856-4700

Life Care Center of Charleston
2600 Elms Plantation Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 764-3500

My Father’s House Adult Care
22 Larnes St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-7889

Sandpiper Village
1224 Village Creek Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-5735