Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

The North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department would like to share some end-of-the-year reminders as we celebrate the Christmas holidays and prepare for 2020. If you are searching for that last-minute Christmas gift for family members looking to make New Year’s resolutions to get back in shape, the Riverview Park Activities Center has gift certificates available for a membership. It’s a great time of the year to utilize our indoor walking and running track as the cold temperatures and early darkness cut short our time to get outdoors and exercise. We have memberships available for a 3-month period, a 6-month period and yearly with no contract to sign. We are open daily during the week from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. We invite our community members to come on down and get your free tour of the Activities Center. Our staff would love to show you what we have to offer to you and your family.

Reminder to our Greeneway users to exercise caution during the winter months due to the excess leaves and debris falling on the Greeneway. Please also remember that wet, freezing conditions can result in icy patches on the Greeneway as well. Bathrooms and water fountains along the Greeneway and in our parks are closed frequently during the winter months due to the freezing temperatures. This is obviously done to protect the water pipes from bursting and resulting in unnecessary expenditures to repair them. Our maintenance staff will always do their best to re-open the restrooms when the temperatures return to warmer conditions.

Greeneway users should check out the holiday decorations in Billie’s Butterfly Garden. The North Augusta Council of Garden Club members have spruced up the garden with giant “elves” and assorted seasonal delights. It is free and open to the public and worth a look!

The North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s 2019-20 Youth Basketball program tips off this Friday evening at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Sixty boys teams, 11 girls teams and 10 co-ed teams of 4- and 5-year-olds make up the over 618 participants that will take to the hardwood in this year’s program. Basketball games are scheduled through Dec. 18, and then we break for the Christmas holidays. The action will return on Jan. 6 and continue through Feb. 15 with the annual Roundball Classic. Admission to the Activities Center for basketball games is $2 for adults, $1 for students or a season pass for $5. Activities Center members are admitted free of charge.