After closing for nearly three years due to storm and flood damage, one of the Lowcountry’s most popular tourist destinations will reopen this spring.
Berkeley County announced on Thursday that the public can again visit Cypress Gardens starting April 13.
The site has been closed since historic flooding — at least 20 inches, staff said — deluged the property in October 2015. Since then in-house crews with county departments have been working to repair and renovate the park, though weather again delayed the project.
Timing and funding issues also contributed to the push back of the reopening, the county said.
Improvements — including making the park more handicap-accessible — have been made to the boat dock, walkways, bridges, parking lot, ticket booth, visitors’ center, front lawn and more, a press release stated. An alligator exhibit for a resident male and female gator is also planned, park officials have said.
To cover the costly renovations, about $1.6 million, the county has secured funding from insurance and federal grants.
Cypress Gardens is located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner.