Darien Waterfront Park
Darien, GA 31305
Located on the Darien River, east of the Highway 17/99 bridge, a pavillion and dock border the park and are great for fishing, and other leisurely activities. A playground area and picnic tables shaded with cabbage palms and live oaks provide an elevated view of the river.
On any day of the year, you'll see a variety of moored pleasure boats and fishing vessels; along the river's edge, Darien's colorful shrimp boat fleet offers a picturesque view to the delight of artists, photographers, and visitors.
Waterfront Park was once the site of the busiest port on the Southeast coast; in the 19th Century, a steady stream of ships entered the Port of Darien for cargoes of lumber, mostly yellow pine, bound for Europe.
Waterfront Park comes alive with excited crowds lining its docks during Darien's largest annual festival, The Blessing of the Fleet. Held every April, this three day event honoring Darien's shrimpers includes kid's amusement rides, street vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment and fireworks.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
Red, White & Blues on the Bluff
07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Independence celebration on Friday, July 3. Bring your food, lawn chairs, and blankets so you can relax in the breeze of the Darien River while enjoying music by The Bushmen and fireworks at dark. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a limited number of food vendors on the grounds.
Admission is $10 for adults (beginning at age 13), $5 for children (6-12 years old) and under fi...read more