Charleston Parks Conservancy – Hampton Park Revitalisation Plan

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organisation that partners with the City of Charleston and other organisations to bring resources to local parks and greenspaces. The Charleston Parks Conservancy undertook the Hampton Park Revitalisation Plan to make Hampton Park, one of Charleston’s largest, historically-significant, and most loved parks, even more of an asset to park-goers.

The Hampton Park Revitalisation Plan identifies opportunities to enhance the facilities of Hampton Park and provide more ways to enjoy the park through an investment in several existing, underutilised structures at the park's northeast corner. The plan contemplates converting the former police horse stables and superintendent's cottage into a multi-use community centre, and upgrading the vacant snack stand into a family-friendly outdoor café. These facilities, once in operation, will help support the Conservancy’s mission of improving parks throughout the City of Charleston.

In August 2015, Charleston City Council gave final approval to a lease agreement between the City of Charleston and the Charleston Parks Conservancy that will allow the Conservancy to renovate and manage underutilised café buildings. In Fall 2015, the Charleston Parks Conservancy issued a Request for Proposals process to select a private sector team to partner with the Conservancy to renovate and operate the cafe and the multi-use community centre.