ADC is still on the job getting Colonial Lake ready for opening day on June 4th.
With only days left before the grand reopening of Colonial Lake, ADC pitched in to help plant trees, shrubs and flowers around the park. Some of ADC's volunteers included Rob Still who was the structural project manager that studied the lake's 150-year-old wall and provided guidance on how to repair the structure. Also volunteering was Gary Jensen, the civil project designer that redesigned how water recirculates and maintains a higher water depth in the lake. He and his civil engineering team also redesigned the surrounding streets so the park could add more hardscape and landscape.
Charleston Parks Conservancy has been organizing an enormous volunteer effort for months to plant over 20,000 plants at Colonial Lake. Neves Richards, director of volunteer and community events, calls the conservancy's volunteers "Park Angels" for all they do. She explained to our group that encouraging the community to participate in its parks promotes ownership and pride.
ADC is proud to have worked with the City of Charleston and DesignWorks on another historic Charleston project.
The park's reopening is June 4th from 10:30 AM - 2 PM and the ribbon cutting is at 11 AM.