Theodora Park a Model for Future

The Post and Courier

Public spaces become more and more precious as peninsular Charleston grows, and the city received a new gem this week.

Today, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and a group of enthusiastic citizens will dedicate Theodora Park, a small but welcoming pocket of green space at the corner of George and Anson streets.

Technically the park isn’t new. It replaces an older public space that neighbors — including David Rawle, a longtime Ansonborough resident who spearheaded the renovation — said was underutilized and poorly maintained. The park, named in honor of Mr. Rawle’s mother, seems poised for a much brighter future.

Designed, funded and built in a collaboration that includes private citizens, the CPC and the city of Charleston, Theodora Park exemplifies the power of teamwork and the ability of enthusiastic neighbors to bring positive change to their community. It should serve as a model for future projects.

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