Colleton Medical Walking Park

This 1.7 acre parcel was somewhat of an eyesore, and includes a power line easement adjacent to the community hospital and a new fitness center. Verdant’s landscape architect teamed with a few key community leaders to conceive a plan which would provide a fitness outlet for the adjacent facilities and, indeed, for the entire community. A ¼ mile walk meanders through berms planted in native grasses and a variety of indigenous Lowcountry flora. Stormwater weaves through the park, under a central gazebo structure and three curving bridges to a detention area planted in wetland species. Benches and swings along the path provide memorial opportunities and a chance to rest and socialize.

Location: Walterboro, SC

Completion Date: Spring 2005