NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WFXG) - North Augusta's City Council received more information about the proposed 10-year master plan for the existing city parks. 

This plan was first introduced in January, it hasn't been voted on yet but if approved, it will focus on recommendations for park facilities to continue The North Augusta Parks and Rec department's mission is to provide a quality system and opportunities to those in the community. 

This 10-year plan will help the city look toward the future. 

"It makes a huge difference, a lot of our facilities are good, but they need to be updated," said Rick Meyer, Department Director for North Augusta Parks and Rec.

According to Meyer, this plan will serve as a guide for the department over the next 10 years.

The Landplan Group South based in Columbia South Carolina was hired to lead the project drafting the master plan. The city's current plan dates back to 2003, with only a minor update made in 2012.

The new plan will establish a vision for the North Augusta Country Club property that was acquired by the city in late 2019.

"We are definitely willing to do something with North Augusta Country Club Property. that's the number one question I get from citizens. What are you going to do with that property?" Mayor Briton William states.

It is recommended that the outdoor swimming pool will be renovated, a pickleball center, playground, and an additional community amphitheater will be added on that property as well. 

Other areas that are up for upgrades are Riverview Park and Riverview Activities Center, The Sharon Jones Amphitheater, The Greenway, and Summerfield Park, just to name a few. 

"The upgrades will be very beneficial to the park. The kids need a new splash pad." said, Jerome Brown a North Augusta Resident.

Nothing has been voted on as of right now but, it is expected to be voted on next year. 

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