The City of North Charleston opened Waylyn Park, its newest city park, in the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood on June 19, 2018. Waylyn Park, at the corner of Olympia Street and Gary Drive, will be open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. The park includes a playground, picnic area, and a multi-use open basketball court.
“It is our mission to provide accessible recreational assets for the residents of North Charleston, and the opening of our newest park furthers that goal,” stated Mayor Summey. “Instead of a dilapidated home and a vacant lot, the neighborhood now has a walkable gathering place and recreation area for the families of the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood to enjoy. Waylyn Park is a wonderful addition to a dynamic, traditional neighborhood.”
“A new community park, right in the middle of The Waylyn, will provide the children and young adults of the neighborhood a great outlet after school and during the summer,” stated Councilwoman Dorothy Williams. “I thank Mayor Summey and my fellow City Council Members for bringing this park to life and for improving the quality of life for the residents of Council District 6.”
In addition, the Boeing Company has a long partnership with the city of North Charleston, and their efforts helped make Waylyn Park a reality.
Video: To ensure the park opened on time, it was all hands on deck.