By Katie Augustine, Town of Mount Pleasant Community Engagement Strategist
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 28, 2023) - Construction is currently underway on a new phase of the Memorial Waterfront Park project. Mount Pleasant residents and visitors can look forward to an array of features adding to the already thriving park.
Phase III of the project encompasses several additions, including a multipurpose sports court accommodating two basketball courts and four pickleball courts, a splash pad fountain play area with a water tower feature, a restroom facility, a dedicated dog park, an exercise area, an expanded maintenance facility, and improved parking.
Located across Harry Hallman Boulevard from the Visitor's Center, this section of the park is expected to be completed in July 2024.
"We are thrilled to bring a wider array of recreational activities to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. The addition of a splash pad, basketball and pickleball courts, a dog park, exercise equipment, and a quarter-mile walking track will ensure there's something for everyone to enjoy," said Steve Gergick, The Town of Mount Pleasant's Recreation Director.
To keep citizens up to date on the construction process, the Town is launching a series called Waterfront Watch. Regular photo and video updates will be posted to the Town’s social media pages along with more in-depth updates quarterly.
For more information regarding the Memorial Waterfront Park Phase III project, please click here.
About Memorial Waterfront Park: Called the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park is more than just your average park. Located under the grand entryway to the town at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, this park has a lush lawn perfect for family picnics, a nautical-themed playground, and soft-serve ice cream at the River Watch Café. At the River Watch Café, enjoy beautiful views of the Charleston Harbor and the Mount Pleasant Pier, a 1,250-foot-long pier where you can sit and swing a while, or try your hand at fishing. While you’re there, get a feel for the local culture at the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, War Memorial, and Visitor Center.