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Dedication ceremony held to unveil Attaway-Heinsohn pocket park


Charleston County School District (CCSD) held a dedication ceremony April 21, 2022, to commemorate the iconic stadium that once stood where Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies (CRCAS) is located. The stadium was named after Hubert Attaway and Alvin Heinsohn who were both public servants and active members of the North Charleston community. 

Attaway was appointed the first Chairman of the Public Service Commission in  North Charleston by the governor of South Carolina. The commission was the prime governing body for services in the community before the City of North  Charleston. 

Heinsohn was the Chairman of the Cooper River Parks and Recreation  Commission, which was also the predecessor of services now provided by the  City of North Charleston. 

The CRCAS is a state-of-the-art facility that offers students of North  Charleston high schools an opportunity in career clusters including building construction, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics, health science, media technology, information technology, and cybersecurity/pre-engineering. 

The facility has been designed to adapt to the changing industry and business needs, giving students college and career-ready opportunities throughout this century. This project is part of the $930 million school district infrastructure investment in North Charleston schools which represents more than 35  percent of CCSD’s capital construction and maintenance investment across the district. 

As part of that, CCSD officials wanted to honor Attaway and Heinsohn with a  street-facing pocket park that will remind students, staff, and community members of their legacy.