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Buckwalter Place Park

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  • Open lawn area
  • Benches
  • Tables and chairs
  • Veterans Memorial 


Application packets, contracts, and certificates of insurance can be emailed to:

Lyndee Simoneaux

Special Events Manager

**Please call (843) 540-1662 for additional details. 

Fee Schedule

  • Private Event Rental
    • Rental fee (6-hour Reservation: 1-hour setup, 4-hour event, 1-hour cleanup): $100 per event
    • Daily rate: $150 per day
    • Security deposit: $150 per event


  • The Town Manager or designee may waive any or all of the fees if it is deemed in the best interests of the Town of Bluffton.
  • All fees will be collected at the Customer Service Center at Town Hall or paid on the Citizen Self Service portal (CSS) 
  • Applicant will have a one-hour window for set up and one hour for clean-up.
  • Security deposit refunds will be mailed to applicants upon inspection after the event.
  • In case of emergency call 911.
  • The Town of Bluffton Police Department has jurisdiction over the FOD.
  • In case of a problem with the facility, contact the on-call Public Works employee.


  • A full day rental provides use of the Buckwalter Place Park from 7 am to 10 pm with renters exiting the Buckwalter Place Park no later than 11 pm.
  • Renters may not enter the Buckwalter Place Park earlier than 7 am.
  • No open alcoholic beverage container without an event permit.
  • Pets must be under control at all times. Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of in pet waste containers.
  • No weapons.
  • No solicitation.
  • Any tents over 400 square feet are required to have a tent permit from the Town of Bluffton and applications must be submitted 10 days in advance of tent set up.
  •  Tent stakes shall not be installed and/or placed near the irrigation sprinklers or lines.
  • Vehicles may not stay parked on field during event.
  • Clean up and trash removal by disposing properly offsite is required after the rental.
  • Special Events application may be required depending on the type of event.
  • The Town of Bluffton reserves the right to cancel any rental contract due to extreme weather conditions, natural or man created disasters.
  • All scheduled events must comply with the noise limits as outlined in the Town of Bluffton Noise Ordinance
  • If there will be cooking and/or tents utilized at the facility, adherence the following is required prior to opening:
  • Cooking tents shall be separated by a minimum of 20 feet.
  • At least one 2A:10B:C fire extinguisher which must have been serviced within the past 12 months.
  • If a fryer is present, at least one Class K fire extinguisher which must have been serviced with in the past 12 months.
  • Non-collapsible metal tables for all cooking devices, including fryers and grills.
  • Grills and fryers located so they vent outside tents.
  • Cooking and serving devices, including grills, fryers, pizza servers, and warming trays, located away from and out of reach of patrons.
  • Idle propane gas containers stored off site.
  • Propane tanks shall be located outside and a minimum 10 feet away from tents and cooking devices.
  • Propane gas containers must be secured. Chain, strapping or other approved device must be used (NOTE: Do not secure them to the tent).

Cancellation of Rental

  • The Town of Bluffton reserves the right to cancel any rental contract in the case of facility abuse.
  • The Town of Bluffton reserves the right to cancel any rental contract due to extreme weather conditions, natural or man created disasters.
  • A full refund of the Rental Fee and Security Deposit will be granted with cancellation notice at least 48-hours prior to the scheduled rental start or if event is rained out and park not utilized.

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