According to the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community Study, ‘Superb Public Spaces,’ is the physical beauty of the community including the availability of parks and green spaces. Projects in this focus area enhance the beauty and physical setting of the community.

2019 Connected Communities Grant Recipients

The following nonprofits received a Connected Communities grant for their work in the ‘Superb Public Spaces’ area.  Check back to this page throughout the year for updates on these projects.

  • Columbia Museum of Art‘s: “Boyd Plaza” renovation will present an inaugural year of free programming, encompassing all art disciplines and showcasing the Museum’s long history of community collaboration.
  • Friends of Harbison State will make major improvements to the “Firebreak Trail Entrance,” the most used entrance to the park. The improved trail will include a necessary footbridge and provide much needed access to the education center.
  • River Alliance‘s: “12,000 Year History Park,” is located on Congaree Creek in Cayce. The park includes two miles of ADA accessible trails, bridges, and boardwalks. The project will add onsite interpretive panels to allow all visitors access to the layers of history.
  • The Vista Neighborhood Association’s “Metal Box Wraps,” is an expansion of the two-year project of the wrapping of utility boxes with art by local artists and historical photographs of the Vista.