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Preliminary Plans for Mid-Island Initiative Area and New 103-Acre Community Park Unveiled at Town Council Workshop on Tuesday, May 24

May 25, 2022

The Hilton Head Island Town Council on Tuesday received an overview of plans proposed for the Town-owned Mid-Island Tract and overall Mid-Island Initiative Area.

"This is the most exciting project we've ever had and definitely the biggest. Our staff and team of consultants spent hundreds of hours with residents, business owners and other stakeholders to gather input. The result is a detailed, visionary plan that will transform the center of our Island," said Mayor John McCann.

The 103-acre mid-island community park, bordered by William Hilton Parkway, Dillion Road, and Union Cemetery Road, is situated in the center of the Island. Last year, the Town hired MKSK, a national consultant firm, to prepare plans for its Mid-Island initiative area and community park, a major Town Council policy initiative and capital project outlined in the Town Council Strategic Plan.

The preliminary community park plan includes the following:

In addition, an 18-hole disc golf course, picnic pavilions and restroom facilities are planned for the Ashmore Tract immediately adjacent to this area, across William Hilton Parkway.

The Mid-Island Initiative Area interim redevelopment strategy and character vision were also discussed at Tuesday's workshop and included the following engagement themes:

Town Council will consider approval of the Mid-Island Initiative Area District Plan and the master plan for the 103-acre community park at a meeting later this summer. To view the proposed plans shared at the Town Council workshop, visit

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director