Charleston Residents Invited to Share Vision for Wragg Square Park
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Wragg Square Park is getting a makeover thanks to the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the City of Charleston, and they want your input. Charleston residents are invited to the second Pride in Our Parks event March 21, 10 a.m.-Noon, at the park to share their comments, suggestions and vision for historic Wragg Square.
Conservancy staff and volunteers along with representatives from HLA Inc. landscape architecture and the City of Charleston will present information on the current conditions and history of Wragg Square Park, along with the challenges it faces and opportunities it allows – all with the hope those details will spark ideas and get the conversation started. The City, the Conservancy and HLA Inc. will then create a conceptual plan to renovate the park and again seek input.
“Our goal is to bring the city, the community and volunteers from the Conservancy together to improve our local parks,” says Jim Martin, executive director for the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “We know residents living around Wragg Square Park are eager to shape the future of this historic green space and we’re eager to help them.”
The Conservancy is also currently working on the renovation of ColonialLake and Moultrie Playground and held a similar event last fall to gather public input on proposed designs for the area. Pride in Our Parks events encourage residents to rally support around renovating their area parks and give them a chance to be heard.
The Pride in Our Parks event will be held rain or shine. Wragg Square Parkis located at 342 Meeting St. in downtown Charleston.
About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Founded by businesswoman Darla Moore and headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the CPC seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visitwww.charlestonparksconservancy.org. For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit www.parkangels.org.