Charleston Parks Conservancy PO Box 21000 Charleston, SC 29413 http://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/ ‘like’ them on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonParksConservancy “The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces with our volunteer Park Angels. Their mission is connecting people to their parks and in turn increasing the quality, awareness, appreciation and usage of Charleston’s parks and greenspaces. They open doors to individuals and communities in Charleston wanting to engage with their parks and greenspaces in a kaleidoscope of positive ways. The Charleston Parks Conservancy (Conservancy) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by prominent businesswoman Darla Moore. Its aim is to connect people to their parks as a way to bring positive, sustainable care and improvements to Charleston’s parks and greenspaces.Headed by longtime horticulturalist, Jim Martin, the Conservancy strives to place as much emphasis on the city’s parks as its historic architecture through programs to revitalize city greenspaces and offer educational programs that speak to the diverse population using these irreplaceable public spaces.
The quality of a city is directly related to the quality of its parks.
We exist to care for and improve Charleston’s 120+ parks. By doing so, we improve more than the city’s beauty. We improve its health, community and economic strength.
Through a public-private partnership with the City of Charleston, the Conservancy spearheads a variety of projects throughout the Charleston community.
Through a public-private partnership with the City of Charleston, the Conservancy spearheads a variety of projects throughout the Charleston community. Renovations to existing parks such as Colonial Lake and Cannon Park are ongoing. In addition to larger projects, the Conservancy also works on smaller, neighborhood parks – such as Hazel Parker Playground and Allan Park – many of which have tremend
ous historic value. The Conservancy works with community groups and neighborhoods who want to renovate their neighborhood parks. Such projects include Elliotborough Park and Community Garden and Corrine Jones Playground. The Conservancy is initiating a community garden program where the public can learn how to garden and foster community support for healthy activities.
One of the biggest Conservancy efforts is the Park Angel volunteer program, which encourages people to support the work of the Conservancy through volunteering, donating, encouraging park use or simply spreading the word about the Conservancy’s work and mission.”
(quoted from their facebook page ‘about’ page – https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonParksConservancy/info
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