Moncks Corner soon will have a new recreation complex for its residents. On Oct. 10, officials will take bids for the first of four phases for a recreation complex in the heart of the town.
The city has acquired the old Umphlett lumberyard property, 58 acres between Main Street and U.S. Highway 17A. The project was first announced to the town more than two years ago.
The town’s current fields are near Lions Beach. Athletic Director Timothy Atkins said Moncks Corner currently has 523 youths playing fall sports.
“We are running out of room,” said Moncks Corner Recreation Director Ralph Jones. “We are breaking the project down into phases so we can get it built. The first phase, we will build four ball fields and a press box.”
Jones said the facility will be of high quality for the teams in Moncks Corner and allow the town to hold travel baseball tournaments. Subsequent phases will include tennis courts, soccer fields, football fields and walking paths.
The town has received all necessary permits for the project, which will be funded by the town. Jones said the town hopes to begin moving almost immediately after the bidding process.