The updated park includes new playground equipment, a pickleball court and a new picnic facilities

Visitors to the area around Colonial Lake will notice improvements to Moultrie Playground, a popular gathering place for downtown residents and people seeking a little play (or rest) time.

Charleston Parks Conservancy will celebrate the renovated Moultrie Playground on Oct. 7, with planned family activities including music, food, dancing and of course the new and improved park. (The park’s original ribbon-cutting was postponed twice due to inclement weather — the Oct. 7 date is subject to change.)

The new park includes: New playground equipment, new basketball court, new pickleball court, new pathways, off-street food truck parking and new seating and picnic areas.


The work on Moultrie Playground is an extension of the group’s renovation and overhaul of Colonial Lake. With locally driven fundraising, the project came about as a public-private partnership between the conservancy, the city and community leaders. Ultimately, the Moultrie Playground Renovation Committee raised more than $300,000 for the renovation, according to the group.

“This is another incredible example of how the Charleston Parks Conservancy works with neighbors, private donors and the City of Charleston to create stunning public spaces and connect people to their parks,” said Tom McGuire, executive director of Charleston Parks Conservancy. “We are grateful to our fundraising committee, the many private donors and our staff for their hard work on this project. We know residents, visitors and families will be enjoying this space for years to come.”

Donations are still being accepted for the ongoing maintenance of Moultrie Playground as well as more than 20 other parks and playgrounds the Parks Conservancy helps maintain within the city of Charleston. To donate or volunteer,

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