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A 'Yes' Vote for 

Parks

on November 5th 

will invest in the future
of preserving our great places.

Every year, Dorchester County loses more places we hold dear to development. This our chance to invest in our future and permanently preserve open space for generations, while at the same time creating truly great places to get outside and enjoy the natural resources we all cherish in Dorchester County.

A 'Yes' Vote will build:

Davis-Bailey Park

St. George

The 20-acre park site  is located next to the Dorchester County Courthouse in St. George. This park is crucial to better serve the recreational needs of western county residents and ensure the community has a facility to serve it into the future

Public feedback was incorporated into the master plan which included: two illuminated youth baseball fields, an illuminated multi-use field, two illuminated basketball courts, a concession building, an event pavilion, a playground, adult fitness equipment, a pond, a one-mile paved walking trail, and an area designated for a spray fountain.

Ashley River Park

Summerville

Ashley River Park, 85 acres and nearly a mile of river frontage, is an exceptional opportunity to become the premier hub for outdoor recreation and adventure, environmental education, and ecotourism pursuits in the river corridor. 

 

Park features will likely include an extensive trail system, fishing pond, rental spaces, playground, dog park, climbing wall, canoe and kayak rentals, event meadow and river access.

This land once approved for hundreds of homes by the Town of Summerville will be preserved forever with a yes vote.

Pine Trace Park

Summerville

The highly passive 300-acre natural area will be minimally developed, featuring a dog park, disc golf course, fishing pond, extensive internal trail system, outdoor classroom, and picnic shelters. 

 

Its location adjacent to the planned Eagle/Chandler Multi-use Trail is critical as it will provide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity to a large portion of Dorchester County’s Summerville and North Charleston population centers.

This land - once approved for more than 500 homes by the Town of Summerville - will be preserved forever by voting yes to create a park here.

And it will do the following:

Preserve
Open Space

This is a unique opportunity to have funds available to be able to stop development by preserving the land that makes Dorchester County great.

Create a
Trail System

Summerville is fortunate to have the Sawmill Branch trail; and this expands on that by creating additional trails and connecting it to benefit bicyclists, walkers, and runners.

Control Flooding

Creating more open space and preserving the land around the Ashley River and other waterways is a scientifically proven way to mitigate flooding and make our county better.

Protect the Ashley River

Dorchester County is eyeing additional land to preserve, but more important to protect the Ashley River permanently from development and creating a green network along the river.