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Augusta Commissioners visit nine city parks recommended for divestiture



Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. and six county commissioners took a May 19 bus tour to see parks currently owned or maintained by the city that are being recommended for divestiture.

The city currently owns and operates 62 parks and community centers. Commissioners had rejected a proposal to close the n...

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  1. Having nice parks and greenspace is a sign of a healthy vibrant city and is a great use of taxpayer dollars. Augusta, you’re headed in the wrong direction!! Time for significant change in the city government.

    • I totally agree. McDowell could not maintain the aquatic center or get along with the people that were paying to use the facility. Also paying $60k to mow a strip of grass at the marina. Please

  2. We should revamp many of these parks into green space with maybe a walking track and sone playground equipment . Take out the tennis courts and ball fields and replace with playground equipment . These tennis courts were built when it was a big sport which it no longer is and kids don’t play pick up baseball games anymore . Green space adds to a community much better than some long neglected sports areas

  3. Why has a list of parks that are recommended for divestiture been
    created ?
    Could it be that “friends” of Commissioners hope to acquire some of the properties in order to develop them ?
    Could the Augusta National desire to acquire the West Vineland Park ?
    Does the Augusta National already own property fronting West Vineland that adjoins the West Vineland Park ?
    Does the Augusta National use that adjoining property for ingress and egress ?
    Does the Augusta National provide the Augusta Mayor and Commissioners free tickets during Masters week ?

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