Help Bring a New Playground to Corrine Jones Park

2011 promises to be an exciting year for the Corrine Jones Park community. The work that has been ongoing to renovate this playground is at a stage where we now need everyone’s help to make it a reality.


The Project

It wasn’t too far back, late November 2009, when a group of neighborhood residents met with Jim Martin, executive director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, to start a conversation about what the options might be for an updated playground. Since then the Conservancy, working with the City and the neighborhood, has helped make possible a new playground plan.



Ziggy Spring Toy 

Zaggy Spring Toy

Playground Renovations include: 

  • Enlarged and separated play areas
    • 1 for toddler aged children;
    • 1 for elementary age children
    • New “state of the art” playground equipment includes:
      • Swings
      • Large sandbox
      • Spinners and springing toys
      • Playsystems
      • Maintain open “feel” of playground while minimizing hazards for children playing
      • Use existing trees to provide shade for playground during summer
      • Re-designed walkway through park
        • Designed for child-friendly activities
        • Length sufficient to be a “walking trail”
        • New garden to provide seasonal color for most of year

The Conservancy and the City of Charleston have pledged $75,000 to fund the $95,000 needed to build the new playground and surrounding gardens. The $20,000 community match funding is needed to ensure the project is completed. To date, the community has already committed more than $8,000 through pledges and donations.


What is the time line? Once the funding goal is complete , the Conservancy, City and the Corrine Jones Park community will come together in mid-summer to install the new equipment. The new garden will be planted at this same time.

Donate Now

Please help push the project forward by donating today.  No amount of donation is too small; Consider donating at one of the noted sponsor levels explained below.  If a monetary donation is not possible, we hope you will make an effort to contact your neighbors about this project and keep them informed of the progress and the need for their help. We can reach the goal of a state-of-the-art playground, if we all help.

Thanks again for all your past and future support of our neighborhood parks and greenspaces. 

Help Reach Our Fundraising Goal of $20,000.

Donations accepted:

  • Online at
  • By cash or check to P.O. Box 21000, Charleston, SC 29413

100% of the project community leaders within the neighborhood have already pledged contributions to this cause.

Each and everyone who donates or contributes significant time will be recognized in distributed information.

Any amount of donation will be accepted and appreciated – every little bit helps!



 Donors giving cash in the following amounts will receive special recognition:

 “All Star” Sponsors:  Donations of $1,000 or more

-Name &/or logo listed on all marketing, recognition, and event materials

-Name &/or logo displayed on “permanent signage” at Park


“Play Time” Sponsors:  Donations of $500 – $999

-Name displayed in recognition and event materials

-Name listed in temporary signage at park


“Friends of the Park” Sponsors:  Donations of $100 – $499

-Name listed in event materials

-Name listed in temporary park signage

For more information please contact Amy Jenkins, Development Director, at (843) 724-5003 or


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