A new multipurpose recreational project in Hanahan is nearing completion.

The $12 million Hanahan Recreation Complex is the first to open since Hanahan City’s population has grown in recent years, according to a press release from SeamonWhiteside.

The new complex is located in Hanahan, adjacent to Henry Brown Boulevard and adjacent to Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, will provide value to city residents and the Berkeley County School District with many additional facilities and recreational uses , the statement said.

The complex will offer dog parks, walking paths, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground, a multi-purpose recreation building, public parking, restrooms, picnic areas picnic including a covered pavilion and synthetic and natural sports fields, according to the Liberation.

SeamonWhiteside is the lead consultant on the project and has worked closely with the city since 2016, the statement said. The company provided master planning/planning, budgeting assistance, CDs, permits, tender administration and procurement, and construction administration.

The Hanahan Recreation Complex began construction in June 2021 and is now nearing completion, with an expected completion and opening date of early 2023.

“The project is nearing completion and we can’t wait for Hanahan City residents to experience what we’ve been working on for several years. Located just steps from Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, it will be a convenient and accessible resource for the community,” Jennifer Palmer, SeamonWhiteside Summerville office manager, said in the release. “A fun fact about this project was that the property was owned by the Federal Government’s Joint Base Charleston and was part of a former missile testing blast area.

“All the natural wetlands remain intact and we have used a wooden bridge, designed by York Bridges, with a very natural park aesthetic for the road crossing the wetland to join both sides of the complex. It’s exciting to see this all come to life and I can’t wait to see it used by the community.

Other contractors on the project include Southeastern Surveying, ECS, Critical Systems Engineering, McSweeney Engineers and architect Chris Karpus.

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