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Work wrapping up on new $12M Hanahan Recreation Complex

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A new multi-use recreation complex is nearing completion in Hanahan. (Photo/Provided)

A new multi-use recreation project in Hanahan is nearing completion.

The $12 million Hanahan Recreation Complex is the first to open since the city of Hanahan’s population has surged over the past several years, according to a news release from SeamonWhiteside.

The new complex is located in Hanahan off of Henry Brown Boulevard and adjacent to Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, will bring value to the city’s residents and the Berkeley County School District with many added facilities and recreational uses, the release stated.

The complex will offer dog parks, walking trails, courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball, a playground, a multi-purpose recreation building, public parking, restrooms, picnic areas including a covered pavilion and synthetic and natural sports fields, according to the release.

SeamonWhiteside is the lead consultant on the project and has worked closely with the city since 2016, the release stated. The firm provided programming/master planning, budgeting assistance, CDs, permitting, bid administration and procurement, and construction administration.

The Hanahan Recreation Complex began construction in June 2021 and is now nearing completion, with an expected finish and open date in early 2023.

“The project is nearing the finish line, and we can’t wait for the City of Hanahan residents to experience what we’ve been working on over the last several years. Located just steps away from Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, this will be a convenient and accessible resource for the community,” Jennifer Palmer, director of the SeamonWhiteside Summerville Office, said in the rlease. “A fun fact about this project was the property used to be owned by the Federal Government Joint Base Charleston and was part of an old blast zone for testing missiles.

“All of the natural wetlands remain undisturbed and we utilized a timber bridge, designed by York Bridges, with a very natural park-like aesthetic for the road crossing spanning the wetland to join the two sides of the complex. It is thrilling to see it all come to life and I cannot wait to see it being utilized by the community.”

Other contractors on the project include Southeastern Surveying, ECS, Critical Systems Engineering, McSweeney Engineers and architect Chris Karpus.

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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