Public input sought on future Rifle Range Road Park

Survey open through Dec. 18

[MOUNT PLEASANT] – The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) are seeking public input on a future park property through an online survey. The two agencies are working together to develop a master plan for a jointly owned park located on Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant.

The park will be constructed in years to come on a 245-acre property located between Six Mile and Hamlin Roads. Current possibilities for amenities at the park include trails, open meadows, a dog park, climbing wall, athletic fields and facilities, interpretive signs, and others. Any interested party is encouraged to visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RifleRangeRoadPark to provide their input on features they would like to see put into place at the future park, and answer other questions. The survey is open through Dec. 18. Public comments will help the design team evaluate the community’s desires, needs and concerns for this park.

The survey comes after a well-attended public workshop that was held on Nov. 19 to gather input and provide information about the future park.

The property is owned by both the Town of Mount Pleasant and CCPRC and was purchased with funding assistance by the Charleston County Greenbelt Program.

A map of the property is available on the survey link. For more information on this planning project, contact Julie Hensley, Director of Planning & Resource Management for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, at JHensley@CCPRC.com.

The mission of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. Other CCPRC-managed facilities in Mount Pleasant include Palmetto Islands County Park, Laurel Hill County Park, and the Mount Pleasant Pier.

The large park system features over 10,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, a historic plantation site, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more.

For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app, or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.

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