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Bees Landing Recreation Center
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Bees Landing Recreation Center
Location 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd Charleston SC 29414
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Created 2010
Operated by City of Charleston
Parking 242 spaces

Bees Landing Recreation Center is a public park west of the Ashley in Charleston, South Carolina. Seventeen of the twenty-five acres are high ground surrounded by wetlands. The city had envisioned creating a park in West Ashley since the mid-1990s and had budgeted $2 million to acquire the property. The developer of the surrounding community, known as Grand Oaks Plantation, donated the property to the city for a park, and the city hired a consultant to develop plans.

Following a public meeting on ideal parts for the park, the city unveiled a master plan in September 2005 showing a gymnasium, a skate park, a dog park, a playground, picnic areas, an athletic field for soccer and football, nature trails, a basketball court, a concession stand, a basketball court, two tennis courts, two baseball/softball fields, and 242 parking spaces.

The park was opened in 2010. The tennis courts were named for former Mayor Arthur B. Shirmer who was not only a member of City Council and Mayor of Charleston, but an avid tennis player.

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