Gower Park Slated for $1.4 million renovation in 2023
Residents in the Gower Park neighborhood will soon see a major upgrade to a popular city park.
As part of a grant request for Gower Park renovations, the City received $500,000 from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through the office of the South Carolina Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
The City was required to provide a 1:1 matching requirement, bringing the total cost of the park’s renovations - which includes a reconstructed 65,000-square-foot parking lot - to $1.4 million.
The renovation of the existing tennis and basketball courts (originally built in 2003) will expand the footprint of the courts by 9,000 square feet to provide:
three newly renovated tennis courts,
two newly renovated basketball courts, and
10 new courts dedicated solely to pickleball to meet growing local demand for the sport.
The City will look to do a formal request for proposals in early January 2023 with a projected start date in early summer.