We’re pleased to announce that both Shem Creek Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park have been recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence! A Certificate of Excellence is awarded only to those select businesses that consistently receive great reviews. Out of 57 things to do in Mount Pleasant, Shem Creek Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park were rated #2 and #3, respectively.
The over 1,000 combined reviews reflect the hard work our Public Services Department puts in each day to ensure our citizens, and visitors alike, have a quality of life that is unmatched. Some of our favorite recent review highlights include:
“On the recommendation of a friend back home, we took Uber from Charleston to spend the afternoon in Shem Creek. What a wonderful experience, that I am super glad we didn’t miss! We walked on the walkways. We saw dolphins, pelicans, and snow egrets. We saw a man who had just caught a crab and I took an awesome picture of him holding it! Fishermen were intent on catching their fish, and tourists were intent on relaxing. A “you can’t miss it” place…wish we had stayed for sunset!” – Lauri P, Courtland, NY; June 2017 – Shem Creek Park
“Absolutely amazing – I have been coming to Charleston since 2007 and never knew about this park. It’s so kid friendly with tons of play equipment. The park is right under the bridge too so you can walk on the pier & you have a great view of the harbor. I wish I would have stayed for the sunset. Will definitely be back on my next trip!!!”—UNCQueen2003, Charlotte, NC; May 2017 – Memorial Waterfront Park
Recognizing the importance of quality of place for Mount Pleasant’s citizens, Town Council has directed expansions to both of these local treasures as part of its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Shem Creek Park recently benefited from repaving and beautification along Ronnie Boals Boulevard. Near-term enhancements include modifications of the existing bridge over Shem Creek to accommodate bike facilities and a safer, wider pedestrian path.
The Town recently celebrated the opening of a new U.S.S. Yorktown-inspired toddler playground at Memorial Waterfront Park. Additional enhancements underway at this park include the installation of shade structures, an updated security system and a Wi-Fi cloud, among others.
To visit our TripAdvisor pages, click here for Shem Creek Park and here for Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. To learn more about our Capital Improvements Plan, visit our website (http://www.tompsc.com/index.aspx?nid=602).