Tens of millions of dollars are being invested in parks and recreational spaces in the Lowcountry: $13 million in Dorchester County, $5.5 million in Mount Pleasant and $8 million in North Charleston.
More projects come down the line every year as municipalities purchase land to develop parks, including an additional $45 million slated for regional projects in 2022.
Even before the pandemic, the emphasis on parks and greenspace in the Lowcountry was picking up and finding support, said Lee Gastley, managing principal and landscape architect at Seamon Whiteside civil engineering and landscape architecture firm.
“There has been a better appreciation of parks in that they have really come to the forefront,” Gastley said.[…]
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