Recreation Master Plan


South Carolina Parks and Recreation Development Fund Grant Awarded (see attached agreement)
Aug 12 2019
Solicitation Posted to Town Website and South Carolina Business Opportunity Website
Completed: Aug 26, 2019
Aug 26 2019
Proposals Due
Completed: Oct 8, 2019
Oct 8 2019
Selection Committee Review
Completed: Nov 1, 2019
Nov 1 2019
Kick Off Meeting with Toole Design
Completed: Jan 28, 2020
Jan 28 2020
Survey and Interactive Link
Completed: Apr 29, 2020
Apr 29 2020
Visioning Workshop
Completed: Oct 21, 2020
Oct 20-21 2020
Draft Master Plan Presentation to Council
Completed: Mar 9, 2021
Mar 9 2021
Council Adoption
Completed: Jun 10, 2021
Jun 10 2021

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.

Selection Committee

Mark Aakhus

Kelly Moore

Alex Cone

John Kaiser

Peter Beck

Mayor Darby (Ex Officio)

Toole Design Services

Toole Design Services $59,375 of which $47,500 is grant funded.


Project Updates

Land Water Conservation Fund - Grant Application
Friday, March 4, 2022

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.

Recreational Trails Program - Grant Application
Friday, February 11, 2022

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.

MASC Hometown Economic Grant Application
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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. 

Final Edisto Beach Recreation Master Plan
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Please click HERE to view the 2021 Final Recreation Master Plan

Project Update
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Toole Design will present the draft Master Plan to Council for review on March 9th 2021.

Project Update
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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.