Theodora Park Renovation
The Conservancy partnered with Charleston resident David Rawle and the City of Charleston to raise for funds for the $540,000 transformation of what was formerly the Ansonborough Tot Lot. Located directly across from the Gaillard Center, the park was renamed in honor of Rawle’s mother, Theodora C. Rawle.
The renovation project was completed and the park was rededicated in June 2015. The new park includes a wrought-iron gate designed and made by Charleston artisan and blacksmith Philip Simmons. The park has benches, tables and chairs, and a tranquil pool crafted with 370 handmade tiles designed by ceramic artist Paul Heroux, whose work is seen in several museum collections.
The Charleston Parks Conservancy and its volunteer Park Angels maintain the park throughout the year.