Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

Merry Christmas to our community from the entire staff of the North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department! Members of the Riverview Park Activities Center are welcome over these two holiday weeks to bring their out-of-town family members to the Activities Center and be our guest. The Recreation Youth Basketball leagues are on break until Jan. 6 with the exception of practice sessions. Gyms are open and available for our members to enjoy some free-play basketball. Reminder though that the Riverview Park Activities Center will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25. We will reopen Thursday morning, Dec. 26. We will close again at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and be closed on New Year's Day, Jan. 1. We will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

I would like to take the opportunity in this week’s column to educate our community on the City of North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism Advisory Commission. The PRT Advisory Commission was created to be an advisory body to the city council on matters pertaining to parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities within the city. The PRT Advisory Commission recommends to the mayor and City Council methods of recreation and cultural activity that will employ the leisure time of the citizens of the city in a constructive and wholesome manner. The commission serves as an additional liaison between the citizens and city government and as a measuring tool or instrument for determining direction and success of programs and will offer support for budgets and grant procedures. The PRT Advisory commission consists of five persons appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council. All members are appointed for four-year terms. The current members of the PRT Advisory Commission are Chairman Joe Bickley, Mark Hooks, Henry Jones, Nan Burns and Tom Dunaway. We salute our members for their active role in helping your Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department deliver the best possible services and facilities to our community.

Coming attractions in 2020 include the Riverside Village Amphitheater! Merry Christmas!