The City of North Charleston is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the eagerly awaited Park Circle redevelopment project, featuring the world’s largest inclusive playground, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10am. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
“The transformation of Park Circle is a dream realized, reflecting our unwavering dedication to the well-being of our community. The world’s largest inclusive playground is a testament to our commitment to inclusion, ensuring that every person, regardless of their ability, has a place to play, learn, and grow,” stated North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.
The $20 million transformation of Park Circle has been a labor of love, driven by the vision of Mayor Keith Summey and City Council. It represents a remarkable achievement for the community, as the entire inner circle of Park Circle has been redeveloped to meet the modern needs of residents and visitors.
The centerpiece of this reimagined park is the North Charleston Inclusive Playground, the largest of its kind in the world. Designed to be an inclusive haven for people of all ages and abilities, this playground shows dedication from the North Charleston community to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through play.
The North Charleston Inclusive Playground features elements chosen with great care to ensure the highest level of inclusion. Families will have the opportunity to engage in play that nurtures their motor skills, sensory perception, cognitive abilities, and social and emotional growth. This one-of-a-kind playground exemplifies the spirit of true inclusion and will serve as an inspiring model for communities around the globe.
The newly redeveloped Park Circle boasts a stunning community building, complete with a theater and meeting rooms, where art, culture, and community gatherings will find a new home. An inclusive baseball field stands ready to host games that encourage friendly competition, and a versatile performance and event space is poised to become the stage for countless memorable moments.
Grand Opening Event
- Parking Information: Handicap/Accessible Parking will be available on the inner circle, providing convenient access to the grand opening event. General Parking will be located on the disc golf green space. Attendees are kindly asked to use designated crosswalks for safe passage.
- Playground Opening: The North Charleston Inclusive Playground will open its gates immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Be among the first to experience this incredible space of inclusion.
- Entertainment and Activities: The grand opening celebration promises a day filled with family-friendly activities and entertainment. Live music, face painting, balloon twisters, and an array of vendors will be present to add to the festive atmosphere. You won’t want to miss this!