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Pendleton King Park numbers do not add up

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Eyebrows were raised when Augusta Parks and Recreation Director Maurice McDowell suggested the city should no longer maintain Pendleton King Park since, according to him, the city has to pay nearly $250,000 a year to manage the 64-acre park. However, city records dispute the McDowell’s claim.

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  1. I have enjoyed PKP on numerous occasions and it is truly a gem for the City of Augusta. but I take issue with the assertion that it is the busiest city park. The Augusta Canal Heritage Area is a city park that is operated by the Augusta Canal Authority and I would be interested in the numbers of visitors that it sees on a yearly basis vs those who enjoy PKP. Also is blessed to have two such wonderful urban parks (Augusta is blessed)

  2. Seven months ago Augusta’s Traffic Engineering Department graciously conducted the PKP 9/2021
    Usage Study. It shows 15,660 vehicles per month entering the park. Many vehicles have multiple passengers. The 64 acre bird sanctuary with historical gardens, event venues, trails, playground, bark park, 18 hole disc golf is an Augusta jewel. It was gifted by the King family of King Mill and Georgia Railroad and Georgia Railroad Bank when Pendleton King died over 100 years ago after returning from WWI

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