Passive Parks Projects

As passive park properties come online for public access and passive recreation planning and construction, details will be provided below and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Any questions about passive park projects should be directed to the Passive Parks Manager (843-255-2152, snagid@bcgov.net).

 

New Riverside Regional Park (Bluffton)

CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN APPROVED!

In 2018, Beaufort County obtained input from stakeholders on public access and passive recreation improvements for the County-owned New Riverside and Garvey Hall properties towards the formation of a regional passive park in the Bluffton area. The public, local officials, and adjacent property owners were encouraged to attend, as well as environmental organizations and ecotourism groups. Additionally, the Passive Parks Manager participated in a question/answer session at the request of the Haven community.

A conceptual master plan has been completed and was presented and approved by the County Natural Resource Committee on May 20, 2019, the Town of Bluffton Development Review Committee on October 16, 2019, the Town of Bluffton Planning Commission on November 20, 2019 and the Town of Bluffton Council on January 14, 2020.

Click here to view the conceptual master plan.

County staff are currently working on obtaining funding for construction of Phase I of the plan.

 

Ford Shell Ring Preserve (Hilton Head Island)

CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN APPROVED!

Beaufort County, the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Hilton Head Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina are working together to provide public access and historic interpretation of the 4,000 year old shell ring formation located on this 7-acre property off of Squire Pope Road on Hilton Head Island. Planning and permitting is underway. Please check back regularly for posted announcements as we progress towards a public opening!

Click here to view the conceptual master plan.

County staff are currently working on the construction plans.

 

Pineview Preserve (Lady's Island) and Bailey Memorial Park (Bluffton)

The Pineview tract is approximately 100 acres of upland forested habitats and depression marshes along Rock Springs Creek on Lady's Island. The Bailey tract is approximately 50 acres of upland and wetland forest habitats in the middle of the Alljoy Community in Bluffton. DesignWorkshop has been hired by the County to develop the conceptual master plans for these soon-to-be passive parks. A draft master plan has been drawn based on the public survey feedback and the feedback from the outdoor public open house events held at the end of May 2021. Next steps include conceptual plan permitting and obtaining funding to complete the construction drawings. Please check back regularly for posted announcements!

Click here to view an aerial map of Pineview Preserve.

Click here to view an aerial map of Bailey Memorial Park.

 

Okatie River Park (Bluffton)

County staff have initiated conceptual master planning for this 18-acre linear property located along the Okatie River near Bluffton. This planning effort is in coordination with the adjacent Pepperhall Development to ensure full public access and seamless integration of the passive park. A draft master plan has been drawn based on the public survey feedback and the feedback from the outdoor public open house, which was held on May 20th. Next steps include conceptual plan permitting and completing the construction drawings. Please check back regularly for posted announcements!

Click here to view an aerial map of the property.

Click here to view the public input survey results.