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Project means big improvement for small community

The completion of improvements at Murray Hill Community Center has made a big impact on the surrounding neighborhood. North Charleston City Council and Mayor R. Keith Summey held at the athletic field behind Jenkins Academy.

Last fall, work began on the construction of a new press box, concession stand, outfield scoreboard, and most importantly, restrooms at the community center’s adjoining athletic field.

Previously, neighborhood and recreational events either had to forego restroom facilities or have portable toilets brought in to meet the needs of the attendees, limiting participation from the community.  In addition, prior to two years ago, there were no youth athletics held within the neighborhood or the Murray Hill facility.

Today, the City’s Recreation Department has 135 participants in its Murray Hill youth baseball and softball programs and approximately 90 participants in its youth football program.  The improvements to the facility are assisting in meeting the needs of the growing involvement from the community.

Photos from the project’s groundbreaking