It’s amazing what some plants can do. At the end of April, the Rotary Charleston-Breakfast Club helped the Charleston Parks Conservancy transform Logan Street Triangle, a triangle of green space at the intersection of Logan and Beaufain streets, from an unexciting patch of grass to a colorful space.
A few years ago the Conservancy targeted Logan Street Triangle for renovation and soon discovered the Rotary Club had already worked on the park and dedicated it to the City of Charleston in 2005. But the club needed a partner organization to help with the ongoing maintenance of the park – and that’s where the Conservancy was able to lend a hand.
Over a period of about 18 months, the Conservancy worked with the City of Charleston and the Rotary Club on renovation plans. The cost of the $12,000 renovation was split among the three entities. Volunteers from the Rotary Club put in 737 plants and trees, including pink knockout roses, Yashino cherry trees and American beauty berries.
The park is already turning heads. The Post and Courier published an editorial on May 6, 2013, praising the renovation of the small park. “A well-tended garden will be a gift to the diverse neighborhood surrounding it: Robert Mills Manor public housing, Canterbury House senior apartments, Memminger Elementary School (students, teachers and people attending special events at the auditorium) and College of Charleston students. Both those here now and those still to come.”
The second phase of the project included adding a park sign and benches. Anyone wanting to donate to the cost of the benches can contact the Conservancy.
Also because the park is filled with the new plants, the park will need a lot of watering this summer so it will be added to the Garden in the Parks and Aqua Angels programs so volunteers can assist the Conservancy in keeping the park maintained and flowering.
Logan Street Triangle before the renovations.
Volunteers from the Rotary Club put in 737 plants and trees.
The finished product!