Gower Park Renovations

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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.  

A formal request for proposals closes May 25, 2023.