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.

Shuckin' on the Shoals Festival

On March 7, 2020, the Foundation will host its 13th annual Shuckin' on the Shoals Festival to support Saluda Shoals Park!! This year's festival includes a 5K Run with live music by Cash Money Experience, craft beer, and food trucks followed by a VIP Oyster Roast.

8:00 a.m. - 5K Run Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5K Run
10:00 a.m. - Music by Cash Money Experience, Food, Craft Beer/Beverages
11:00 a.m. - VIP Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast Tickets Only: $75/Foundation Member; $90/Non Member; $25/Children ages 7–12; Children 6 and under free

Purchase Tickets for Oyster Roast

5K Run: $30/Early bird through Feb. 21; $35/After 2/21, $40/Day of, Children 6 and under free, timed, t-shirt (shirts are only guaranteed through early bird registration) 5K Run participants receive one (1) craft beer coupon.

Register for 5K Run

We invite you to support Saluda Shoals Park by becoming an event sponsor.

Contact Dolly Patton at 213-2035 or Michael Cromer at 726-7722 if you have any questions. Thank you for your
consideration! We hope to see you at the Festival!

Become an Event Sponsor

Saluda Shoals Foundation Corporate Partners

Help Saluda Shoals Park Build An Inclusive Playground!

All Abilities, All Ages, All Welcome!

We are building an inclusive playground at Saluda Shoals Park! This unique playground will create opportunities for endless exploration and enable children and adults of all abilities to play and socialize with each other.

Join us in creating a truly accessible shared space that will help change attitudes and perception about disability.

Your gift will help build a playground for everyone to experience the joy and power of playing together.

Annual Fund

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.