Charleston County PRC hopes to build a new beachfront park on Folly

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The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission plans to buy the Front Beach Inn and four other properties for a cool $2.8 million and transform a beachfront area on East Arctic Avenue and East 2nd Street into a park.

If the deal is approved, the plan is to create a park facility with restrooms, showers and a playground - a very welcomed addition to Folly Beach indeed if it were to be approved.

Currently, the county Parks and Recreation Commission does not yet have funds for its construction. The Charleston County Council must approve the purchase, and is expected to make a recommendation at a meeting tonight.

Hop on over to The Post and Courier for the story as well as a map showing where the proposed park would be constructed.