Construction begins on the Carolina Park Expansion
Mount Pleasant, SC | The Town of Mount Pleasant broke ground on the next phase of the Carolina Park expansion on Sept. 27. Construction on phase three of the recreation complex is set to bring additional fields, courts, and amenities to the park.
Steve Garrick, the Director of Recreation for the town, welcomed guests, council members, and Town staff in a brief ceremony before the groundbreaking.
“It’s a big day for the recreation department and all the stuff that’s going to be out here with a baseball field, softball fields, all kinds of stuff that’s going to be out here,” Gerrick said.
The next phase will bring two new rectangular fields, which can be used for sports like football, rugby or lacrosse, two baseball and softball diamonds, two outdoor multipurpose courts, which will be lined for basketball and pickleball, a dog park and additional parking. The East Cooper Kiwanis Club is helping construct an inclusive playground so that children of all abilities can enjoy the park.
“You come out here and you’re just inspired by the beauty and the tranquility of this place and then you think of all the fun that our youth have, and adults in some cases, out here just having fun,” said Mayor Will Haynie.
Councilman Jake Rambo has been a big proponent of bringing more recreational fields to Mount Pleasant. The town is home to a variety of club sports and teams, which has created a growing demand for field space.
“We just don’t have enough fields for all of our sports teams and kids to get out and exercise and be a part of something, and so expanding this is a huge step. There’s something for everybody,” Rambo said.
The project is estimated to cost $10 million and is expected to be completed by fall 2023. Phase three has design elements provided by SeamonWhiteside and the town contracted general contractor Edifice to provide construction management.
Reprinted from the Moultrie News.