Beach Company donating $1 million toward Colonial Lake renovations


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The Beach Company is donating $1 million toward the revitalization of the Colonial Lake park-upgrade project in downtown Charleston, the company said recently.

The iconic park has undergone its first major renovations since opening in the 1880s.

The nearly $6 million renovation project is a partnership between the City of Charleston and the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Among the renovations are a new water-control system to improve water quality, the addition of more benches and a seating wall, shade trees and other greenery.

"The beautifully restored Colonial Lake would not have happened without the Beach Company's decisive leadership and generosity," Charleston Parks Conservancy Executive Director Harry Lesesne said. "Great projects require leadership to make them a reality, and the Beach Company's donation was critical to making this landmark public-private partnership happen."

The Beach Company is a South Carolina-based real estate developer that has helped establish landmark properties and communities for more than seven decades.

"The Beach Company is pleased to support the Colonial Lake project," Beach Company CEO John Darby said. "We are steadfast in our commitment to preserving the quality of life in our community and contributing to the long-term economic vitality of the region."

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