Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

The North Augusta Greeneway resurfacing project paving portion that stretches from the Riverview Park Activities Center to Center Street will be completed by the end of this week and reopened. The only remaining work will involve the striping and that should result in minimal closure. The Greeneway resurfacing project was funded by a South Carolina Recreation Trails grant of $100,000 and City of North Augusta Parks improvement budget funds.

The Riverview Park splash pad had its grand opening last Friday. The splash pad is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and will remain open until Friday, Sept. 27. The shade structure fabric has been ordered and should be installed in the next two weeks. The splash pad is already seeing significant use and is a great new amenity to Riverview Park.

There are still numerous projects left for the parks, recreation and tourism department in the 2019 year. Solar street light bids have been received and a contract will be awarded this week. We are hopeful that we will have solar street lights in Riverview Park sometime during the fall. The next project that we will be working on are improvements to the Riverview Park tennis courts. Funds are allocated for tennis court resurfacing, lighting upgrades and the clubhouse.

Be reminded that registration for fall sports that include youth football for ages 5-12, cheerleading for ages 5-12, youth soccer for ages 4-18 and girls' volleyball for fourth through 12th graders is now in progress and continues through Aug. 20. The control birthdate for all of the sports with the exception of volleyball is Sept. 1, 2019. Activities Center members receive a $5 discount for all sports registrations.