Daniel Island Waterfront Park
Charleston, SC
land planning
Landscape Architecture
Structural & Marine

Spanning 1,000 feet along the Wando River in Charleston sits Thomas & Hutton Project, Waterfront Park, the showcase of The Waterfront, a mixed-use district on Daniel Island. The new and improved Waterfront Park, a formerly underutilized space on the Island into a vibrant destination for the Charleston region, features multi-use trails with lighting for night use, various seating areas, a playground, and a kid-friendly 2,000-square-foot interactive splash fountain. These improvements include adding the Daniel Island Yacht Club, two public docks providing day boat docking for the restaurant and retail center, kayak and paddle board rentals, a sailing program, and water transportation via the Daniel Island Ferry. The Park also builds off an existing trail system, connecting all amenities to the 25+ miles of trails that traverse the Island. T&H provided civil engineering, landscape architecture, survey, and structural engineering services for Waterfront Park

The new splash fountain is a focal point for The Waterfront, with a material palette that complements the surrounding development, creating a cohesive feel with the architectural and natural features. The high-quality materials used for the fountain and the surrounding playground, seating areas, and trails contribute to the overall sense of place and make the space feel special and unique. Beyond its aesthetic features, the splash fountain provides an important cooling component for intense Lowcountry summers. The splash fountain is also ADA-accessible, ensuring that individuals with disabilities can enjoy and participate in water play activities. Additionally, a bandshell nestled among the live oaks; looks over the flexible lawn space. The Park hosts various community events, including a summer concert series on the lawn.

Photos by Max Photography LLC