Most of you know by now that the coronavirus has forced the city of North Augusta to close the Riverview Park Activities Center and the North Augusta Community Center currently through March 31. We also have suspended our spring sports programs, events and rentals until further notice as we follow the recommendations from our state and national leaders. Just know that we will be thoroughly cleaning the facilities while we are closed in anticipation for the day that we can reopen.
While these facilities and programs are on hold let us share with you what is open and what you can do. All of our outdoor parks and playgrounds are currently still open for you to enjoy. We have eight parks with playgrounds that will be open for our young people to get outside and play, Riverview Park Adaptive playground, Bunting Park, Creighton Park, Curtis Drive Park, Leroy Hammond Park, Maude Edenfield Park, Summerfield Park and Walnut Lane Park. Local vendor, SmartWash of North Augusta, has graciously volunteered to clean and sanitize our playgrounds twice per week during this time at no expense to the city of North Augusta. We are so appreciate of their help and they are another great example of what makes this community so special. We do advise that you do your homework and always follow the CDC recommendations in everything you do.
The Riverview Park tennis courts, the Maude Edenfield tennis courts and the Summerfield Park outdoor basketball courts are also open for play. The North Augusta Bark Park is open for our dog owners. Boeckh Park and Brick Pond park are nice parks to visit and get outdoors. Last but not least is our Greeneway. Get outside and get some exercise. Just be smart and remember those CDC recommendations.
We are in uncharted waters in our community, state and nation, but the sun will shine and brighter days are ahead for North Augusta. Hang in there, North Augusta, we can’t wait to welcome you back to our programs and facilities!