Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced that an ADA-accessible water chair has been donated to the City of Charleston. The donation was made by Linda Streets and her family after her grandson, Bryson Dowdy, spent countless hours enjoying it throughout the city. The family donated it to the City of Charleston so children with similar needs could enjoy water activities.

“For several months, my administration has been working to make the City of Charleston ADA compliant through the installation of curb ramps and creation of additional handicap parking spaces,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “This generous gift from Linda Streets and her family will allow our youngest residents to enjoy water activities.”

“We are so pleased to see Mayor Goodwin and her administration providing and promoting accessible activities and recreation and ensuring compliance with the ADA in Charleston,” said Linda Streets.

The City of Charleston has created a borrowing program so that folks can take the chair to the Magic Island Splash Pad or other water activities in the area. It will be housed at Cato Park and can be borrowed on a first come, first served basis. Cato Parks’ hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cato Park is closed Saturday and Sunday.

The chair can be borrowed for a maximum of three days. Borrowers must be 18 years of age or older, show photo ID and provide a credit card number to put on file when borrowing. It is free to borrow the chair. The credit card will only be charged if the chair is returned damaged or isn’t returned.