The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) has announced the Mungo Family has donated 118.4 acres of land. At a special call-in meeting held December 19, the Commission voted to accept the donation of property with the intent of adding additional trails and greenspace.

The property is the former Rawls Creek Golf Course, about one mile south of Irmo and off of Lake Murray Boulevard.

“My father originally built Coldstream Country Club as an amenity to attract new families to a growing area,” said Stewart Mungo. “It once included a French restaurant, a casual grill, and a spectacular ballroom. Today, we are coming full circle by purchasing and donating this same property to create green space and trails that will complement Saluda Shoals Park and thereby attract a new generation of young families who will want to enjoy the amenities of this same space.”

Mark A. Smyers, ICRC Executive Director, expressed thanks for the donation.

“It has been wonderful working with the Mungo Family on this project,” Smyers said. “I am extremely impressed with their generosity and willingness to invest in uplifting this community. This land will be a great addition to our park system and will provide more green space and trails for our community to enjoy, which was established as a facility priority in our Strategic Master Plan.”

The former public golf course is bordered by several neighborhoods including Amberly, Brittany, Brittany II, Brittany Place, Coldstream, First Colony, The Fairways, and Woodgreene. The property will remain closed to the public for assessment and maintenance, and ICRC hopes to set an official opening date soon.

ICRC exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the district through the development of recreation programs that promote a lifestyle of wellness, physical activities and cultural experiences for all ages. For more information about the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, please call 772-1228 or visit www.icrc.net.