Limehouse Point will become one of the new parks of the expanding Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
The 87-acre tract, on the west bank of the Stono River and the north bank of Rantowles Creek near Ravenel, includes a 12-acre island and 25 highland acres of mature hardwood and wide-open views across the marsh to the river and creek.
Parks officials have no definite plans to develop the site, but it will be a passive trails park. It sits at the southern end of the West Ashley Greenway and along a proposed “blueway” paddling trail.
The property was slated for development before the 2008 housing crash; it ended up in the hands of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It was acquired, conserved and donated by Jenny and Mike Messner, of Charleston, with their partners Betsy and Paul Shiverick.
Read more details in an upcoming edition of The Post and Courier.
Editor’s note: The circumstances under which the property was acquired and donated were incorrectly reported in a previous edition.