Party for the Parks Sponsor Spotlight: The Speedwell Foundation

The Speedwell Foundation is the family foundation of Jenny and Mike Messner. Its philanthropic efforts center around urban parks and education.

Why is your business supporting Party for the Parks and the Charleston Parks Conservancy? Well-maintained parks are vital to great cities. Charleston Parks Conservancy’s work with Charleston parks contributes substantially to Charleston’s ongoing livability.

Favorite Charleston city park: The beautiful Hampton Park, designed by the Olmsted firm in the vision of the firm’s founder, Frederick Law Olmsted.

How do quality city parks benefit the Charleston community? Everyone benefits, as parks are truly democratic assets serving the entire urban community.

The fourth annual Party for the Parks – Amusement on the Avenue is 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 on Ashley Avenue overlooking Colonial Lake. [Purchase tickets](

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