AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - ISI Consultants has been tasked with making improvements to many of Augusta-Richmond County's parks, including Riverwalk.

Two million dollars in funding for the projects has already been approved, meaning work will be getting underway as soon as this month to address a number of issues related to plumbing, electrical, and general cleanup along Riverwalk.

Mayor Pro Tem Brandon Garrett tells FOX54, "Riverwalk is going to be repaired, it’s going to be updated this year. It’s just in time for when the Broad Street project is going to start, so hopefully these projects can run concurrently with one another as well as making sure that Riverwalk is back up to a much safer park, more visitor friendly."

One such visitor is Shataya Harris, who says she enjoys Riverwalk and is glad to learn funding has been allocated to maintain it. 

“[I'm] excited. I can’t wait to see. It’s beautiful during spring, and I love the trees…and it’s good for the kids to come out.”

"I know a lot of people have complained about the condition of it and the commission has worked hard to make this happen,” comments Garrett.

Garrett says the work taking place should not cause closures to Riverwalk, and is likely to be completed by the end of this year.