Allan Park Renovation
Allan Park is a perfect example of the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s mission to increase quality, awareness, appreciation, and usage of Charleston City Parks. The transformation of Allan Park achieves this goal of connecting neighbors to each other, reinvigorating a historic park, and bringing a community together to celebrate and take pride in its own shared public space.
Allan Park has been transformed from mostly barren, dirt ground to a beautiful vibrant park setting, with a beautiful fountain in its center surrounded by lush vegetation. This space has become a centerpiece of the surrounding community and a gathering place for neighbors. Over the course of three days in May 2012, more than 50 volunteers helped lay sod and put 1,000 plants in the ground. Allan Park is now filled with more than 20 different species of plants. In late 2013-2014, the Conservancy and the City of Charleston installed new hardscape and benches. The neighborhood has since taken ownership and pride in this space, hosting community events and bringing their children to play. This park is an excellent example of citizens becoming more connected to their parks.