Recreation Master Plan
The Town of Edisto Beach is seeking submittals from qualified firms to provide consulting services for the Town of Edisto Beach Recreation Master Plan project. The Town of Edisto Beach has 3 parks, a bike path system, a tennis/pickle-ball court, an open tract of land and 38 beach accesses with over 200 related off-street parking spaces. The Town has a variety of planning documents related to these parks and beach accesses, as listed in the bid document located under the Services tab on the Town website.
The selected vendor will utilize existing Edisto Beach planning documents, solicit public input, collect field data, and apply industry standards to generate a cost effective and practical comprehensive recreation master plan (RMP). The consultant will solicit public input by creating an online survey and holding a public workshop. Additionally, the consultant will collect and analyze a variety of field data in order to update existing reports, produce applicable maps and diagrams, and establish the comprehensive RMP.
The objective of establishing an RMP is to update, prioritize and align the Town’s strategy for addressing park and recreational land planning and activity in the Town. The RMP will be consistent with the Edisto Beach Local Comprehensive Beach Management Plan and the Edisto Beach Comprehensive Plan.
Mayor Darby (Ex Officio)
Toole Design Services
Toole Design Services $59,375 of which $47,500 is grant funded.
The Town has submitted a Land Water Conservation Fund grant through the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department to assist in funding the repaving of the Vine Street Bicycle Path. The Vine Street Bike Path is located between Myrtle Street and Palmetto Boulevard and extends from Edisto Street to Sunset Street.
The Town has submitted a Recreational Trails Program grant through the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department to assist in funding the establishment of a Town-wide Trailhead located at the Jungle Road Parking Lot. This project would include a kiosk with trail map in the parking lot and a public restroom across the street at the Jungle Road Park. Also located in the park would be a bike rack and bike repair station.
Town Council will decide on a resolution on September 9, 2021 to allow application for a Municipal Association of SC Hometown Economic Grant. The Grant request is for $25,000. The local match is $1,250.00. The project is revitalization and improvements to the Burley L. Lyons park and consists of a low boardwalk that will allow for crabbing.
Toole Design will present the draft Master Plan to Council for review on March 9th 2021.
Town Council, Staff, Residents and other stakeholders met with Toole Design during the Open House or Focus Group sessions that were hosted in late October. The design team continues to review and design and are prepared to present a draft Park and Recreation Master plan in late December.