Council passes resolution to honor Mayor Riley by renaming Waterfront Park

Published: Dec. 15, 2015 at 10:42 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2015 at 10:49 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston City Council unanimously passed a resolution to honor retiring Mayor Joe Riley by renaming Waterfront Park.

Waterfront Park will be renamed Riley Waterfront Park.

The 12-acre park, which was completed in 1990, is one of the Charleston peninsula's most visited parks, according to the Charleston Parks Conservancy.

The park covers more than 1,000 feet along the coast.

The park features a drinking fountain, floral garden displays, and wi-fi access.

Riley is wrapping up his tenth term as mayor of the Holy City.

He assumed office in December of 1975.

The official site of the Charleston RiverDogs is also named in Riley's honor. Nicknamed "The Joe," Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Fishburne Street is a stadium that holds 6,000 people.

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