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Temporary Road Closure & Detour at Waterway Blvd

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- Starting the third week in October, there will be a temporary road closure and detour at the intersection of Forest Trail and Waterway Boulevard in the City of Isle of Palms (IOP). The road closure, which is scheduled to...Read more


I get to this time of year and wonder where all the other months went?! Time seems to go even faster from mid-October on with the holidays and all the events surrounding those.

We recently held our annual IOP Employee Appreciation event at The Exchange Club. It’s a great time after our...Read more


Some areas of Isle of Palms have experienced erosion, due to recent king tides. Crews are working to restore the dunes in need of emergency repair.

Please do not climb on or walk near eroded dunes in violation of city ordinances and stay clear of work vehicles.

The following...Read more

Home Fire Sprinkler Systems to Increase Fire Safety on Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. – The City of Isle of Palms Fire Department (IOPFD) and the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission (IOPWSC) have partnered to facilitate the installation of cost-effective home fire sprinklers....Read more


September 27, 2023

The City Council of Isle of Palms voted to donate $100,000 to the Emanuel Nine Memorial. The memorial will honor the nine victims who were killed, and the survivors, of the 2015 racially motivated mass shooting that occurred at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal...Read more


October 2023 Event Schedule: October 3: National Night Out

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.


IOP Recreation Center

24 28th Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Join the Isle of Palms Police Department for National Night Out (NNO). NNO enhances the...Read more

City Recreation Department to Host the Last Farmers Market of the 2023 Season

WHEN October 19, 2023 – Spooky, Kooky, Ghoulie Funfest

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms...Read more

City Recreation Department and Coastal Expeditions to Host FREE Serenity Sea Stroll & Learn - SC COASTAL BIRDS

FREE to Residents and Non-residents

WHEN : Thursday, October 12, 2023

TIME : 7:30 a.m.

WHERE : Beachside, 25th Avenue, Isle of Palms (look for the RED...Read more


Crews are scheduled to complete the emergency dune restoration efforts later this week at the following beach access paths:

Public Beach Access 1B

Public Beach Access 2A

Public Beach Access 3A

Emergency dune repairs are still underway on the Breach Inlet end...Read more


WHEN September 21 - Safety Day with Isle of Palms Police and Fire

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department will host the fourth Farmer’s Market for the 2023 season on...Read more

City of Isle of Palms to Host a Community Wellness Fair

Admission is free and open to residents and visitors.

WHEN October 6, 2023 TIME 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center Gymnasium WHAT City of Isle of Palms will host a Community Wellness Fair...Read more


Fall can’t get here fast enough after the heat we’ve had this Summer! I love the Fall time of year on our island – cool enough to enjoy all outside activities with just a light extra layer.

Soon we will be kicking off an exciting...Read more


The City successfully secured a $43,518 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purchase of exercise equipment to support and complete our Fire Department's Wellness and Fitness Program. The City’s matching cost share is $2,175.

This includes the purchase of the...Read more


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- Some areas of the Isle of Palms coastline have experienced significant erosion due to Tropical Storm Idalia. The city is taking immediate action to restore its beaches and ensure their long-term sustainability. The city has launched a comprehensive beach cleanup and...Read more


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - City of Isle of Palms offices and Recreation Center will reopen at noon on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Due to potential road hazards, drivers should exercise caution and check the South Carolina Department of Transportation...Read more


August 29, 2023

12 p.m.

City of Isle of Palms officials continue to monitor Idalia, which has strengthened into a hurricane. According to the National Weather Service, the South Carolina coast is under a Tropical Storm Warning. The greatest impacts for the Lowcountry are expected...Read more

Isle of Palms officials provide updates, safety tips ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia

August 28, 2023

4 p.m.

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- City of Isle of Palms officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia and its impact on the island. According to the National Weather...Read more


It’s hard to believe it’s time for back-to-school sales! Summer has flown by. I hope you and your family and friends have enjoyed another beautiful season on IOP or wherever you were able to spend it.

I have received positive comments from many residents about the improved traffic flow...Read more

Isle of Palms Recreation Department Offers Two New Fitness Concepts

Starts Fall 2023


Wednesdays, starting September 6, 2023

TIME Zumba 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m....Read more


Isle of Palms Police Announce Arrest of the April 7th Shooter. Isle of Palms, S.C. — August 11, 2023 — The Isle of Palms Police Department continues to make arrests related to the shooting that happened on the beach near 1140 Ocean Blvd on April 7, 2023. Davion Bobby Del’Shawn Singleton...Read more

Isle of Palms Fire Department is partnering with WakeUp Carolina to offer a FREE class for our community about Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training. Learn how you could save a life. August 16, 2023 @ 6:00 PM Public Safety Building 30 JC Long Blvd Isle of Palms, SC Please register with the...Read more

The Isle of Palms Chamber of Commerce has undertaken an exciting "Light Up the Front Beach" project to enhance the ambiance and appeal of the city's front beach area. The Chamber plans to initiate phase one of the project in collaboration with Carolina Landscape Lighting, a trusted contractor...Read more


If you want to be involved in your city government, consider applying for a vacancy on one of the city's boards and commissions that advises City Council and help shape city policies.

All applicants must be residents of the City of Isle of Palms and have some background or expertise in...Read more


WHEN August 17 Next to the SEA with The Blue Plantation Band

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms...Read more

Recreation Department to Host a Self-Defense for Women Series for Women 16 Years and Older

WHEN 2023-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Monday, September 11, 5-6:30PM Saturday, October 7, 8:30-10AM Monday, November 13, 5-6:30PM 2024- REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER Saturday,...Read more