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.