The Beach Company Donates $50,000 to Moultrie Playground Renovation

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Beach Company helped push fundraising efforts for renovations to Moultrie Playground over the finish line with a $50,000 donation this summer. John Darby, CEO of The Beach Company, presented the Charleston Parks Conservancy with the donation at the recent groundbreaking for the new upscale multifamily housing and commercial complex called The Jasper on Broad Street.

“With the renovation of Colonial Lake, the improvements to Moultrie Playground, and upon completion of the future waterfront park at St. Mary’s Field on the Ashley River, the west side of the Charleston peninsula will soon be home to some of city’s most attractive and walkable green space. The Beach Company is happy to have played a part in of all of this,” Darby said.

The Beach Co. also contributed $1 million to the renovation of Colonial Lake, adjacent to Moultrie, which was completed in 2016.

For the last two years, a committee of neighborhood volunteers has been working with the Conservancy to raise private donations that would fund the renovation project. This summer, the committee achieved its fundraising goal of $300,000. The City of Charleston has committed an additional $300,000 to the project.

The Moultrie Playground Renovation Committee co-chairs are Katherine Cooney, Charles Darby, Jessica Gibadlo and Ellie Gray.

The public is invited to share in the vision for a new Moultrie Playground at Colonial Lake. The Charleston Parks Conservancy is hosting a design workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Moultrie Playground.

Parks users and neighbors are invited to this interactive workshop to review proposed plans and offer their feedback on how this public park will be transformed into an even greater community asset.

Through a public-private partnership model, the Conservancy works with the city’s Parks Department as well as community leaders, neighborhoods and engaged citizens to transform and activate the city’s parks and green spaces. The Conservancy’s largest project to date was the complete renovation of Colonial Lake.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public places and a strong community. With the help of its volunteer Park Angels, the Conservancy improves, enhances, and invigorates these spaces, making Charleston even better, stronger, and more successful. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, visit

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