A collaboration between the City of Charleston, Charleston Parks Conservancy, and private individuals, Theodora Park is a place of beauty and repose, honoring Theodora C. Rawle.

The Story of a Park

In 1967, in the heart of Manhattan – on 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues – a small ‘pocket park’ opened on the site of the legendary Stork Club. Encompassing only 4,200 square feet, the park was designed to be an elegant oasis – a relaxing, peaceful respite for contemplation or conversation in a setting embraced by water and greenery. more

About the Site

In February 1957, Historic Charleston Foundation launched an ambitious effort to rehabilitate not just a single building, but an entire neighborhood – Ansonborough. This extraordinary preservation project was the first time a revolving fund had been used for area rehabilitation in the United States, and it became a national showcase. more

Theodora C. Rawle

Theodora C. Rawle (1912-1985) was a graceful and caring person who especially loved the beauty of nature and art.  She is remembered here by two members of her family. more


Theodora Park has been created through the collaboration of generous donors, artists, design and construction professionals, the City of Charleston, and Charleston Parks Conservancy. more