$11,209 for nearly 600 acres was paid for an area of land at what was considered the Retreat Plantation and part of Oak Grove. This area was concentrated around the current Noisette Creek with the Cooper River to the east. At the time, the City of Charleston desired this beautiful plot of land for a public park. The Olmsted Brothers were retained to design the park and the rest is history! Today, this area is within the boundaries of the City of North Charleston and the Noisette Community. The Riverfront Park and Chicora Gardens area today have been revitalized to restore much of the original vision for public use and the vision for the future hopes to retain and grow it for the people of North Charleston.