Dorchester Co. invites residents to hike around proposed park

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County invites residents on Saturday to hike a one-mile loop around the proposed Ashley River park and submit suggestions for incorporation into the final design.

The scenic and historic property is accessible from Renken Road off of Bacons Bridge Road and between Dorchester and Ashley River Roads. Guided tours will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"This is your chance to view the property and get your voice heard," said Councilman Jay Byars, who is Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission and represents Council District 7, in which the property is located. "So many ideas have been discussed, but we still need to hear from you."

Dorchester County purchased the park property using funds from the $5 million bond referendum that was approved by voters in 2010. The park site consists of 83 acres with 3,770 feet of river-front access and a 5.7 acre pond.

The Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority has plans for a walking/biking path beneath Bacons Bridge Road to connect the property with Rosebrock Park. For more information, click here.