Client: Town of Blythewood
Location: Blythwood, South Carolina
Status: Completed in 2013
- Concept plan for new park space as part of a master plan for Blythewood
- Multi-functional park next to town hall in the historic town core
Blythewood is a historic village located 20 miles north of Columbia, South Carolina. Faced by significant development pressure, the town retained TSW in 2008 to prepare a master plan, including recommendations for and design of new park space and public facilities.
The proposed Town Hall Park, nestled in the historic village core of the Town of Blythewood, offers a broad range of amenities in its 23 acres. The community gardens provide space to grow local food, which can be sold alongside produce from area farms at the farmer and artist market kiosks. The much-needed athletic fields, ample skatepark, and small amphitheater are intended to serve as regional draws.
Additional features of the park include walking and biking paths, bioswale areas and a small pond, preserved pockets of mature trees, a playground and active fountain, pervious parking areas, and a restored historic Blythewood depot. The entire park is within a short walk of Blythewood Town Hall and adjacent schools, homes, and shops. Proposed development along the park would provide informal supervision and bring amenities within reach of a broader population.