Saluda Shoals Foundation

About the Foundation

The Saluda Shoals Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which serves to support and protect Saluda Shoals Park through financial support, fostering partnerships, supporting programs and creating community awareness of the park’s exceptional outdoor recreational activities, environmental education, and cultural opportunities.

The 20-member volunteer board of directors is dedicated to the park’s development and is guided by the following covenant:

As members of the Saluda Shoals Foundation Board of Directors, we believe:

  • In Saluda Shoals Park’s mission and its future;
  • In the balance and celebration of nature and humankind;
  • In the beautiful necessity of experiencing nature in an urban environment. 

Therefore, we commit to serve as stewards of Saluda Shoals Park through financial support and as advocates for the preservation and sustainability of the park’s programs and the environment.

How You Can Help

Saluda Shoals Foundation's Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser!  On February 26, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Saluda Shoals Park the Foundation will host its 10th annual Shuckin' on the Shoals to support the Park!! This fabulous event features the freshest steamed oysters, chili, chicken bog, beer & wine, raffles and drawings for prizes. Tickets are:

Foundation Members:  $50/ person;  Non-members:  $60/ person

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Shucking on the Shoals is brought to you in partnership with

Shucking on the Shoals Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to support Saluda Shoals Park by becoming an event sponsor. Contact Emily Shuman at 360-4037 or Michael Cromer at 726-7722 if you have any questions. 

Click Here to Become an Event Sponsor



The Saluda Shoals Foundation is currently focused on raising funds to support the construction of Nature's Theater at Saluda Shoals Park, the upcoming premier outdoor performance venue in the Midlands of South Carolina. Once realized, it will become a catalyst for creating a greater appreciation for the performing arts, a reconnection with the natural environment, and an economic spur for the local and greater community. 

Make a donation to the Saluda Shoals Foundation and become a part of Saluda Shoals Park’s exciting future. Your investment will enhance the quality of life for your family and for citizens throughout the Midlands by providing cultural opportunities, environmental education and an outdoor recreational venue for people of all ages.

Please contact Dolly G. Patton at (803) 213-2035 or if you would like to make a contribution or need additional information.

Saluda Shoals Foundation Corporate Partners