Cannon Park Renovation
Located near the Medical University of South Carolina on Calhoun Street, Cannon Park is one of Charleston’s most visible parks. The grass area is used extensively by dog owners and a small shady playground is a welcome spot for kids. The sidewalk bordering the park is also great for running or walking. In 2011, the park was renovated to add median beds filled with shrubs and perennial flowers at Rutledge and Calhoun, and around the Museum Pillars. Visitors to Cannon Park are undoubtedly drawn to the four iconic Greek-style columns, which offer an irresistible photo-op for Charlestonians and visitors alike. What many do not know about these famous columns is that they are the last remnants of the old Charleston Museum which burned down in 1981.