Another project underway
Another highly-anticipated project in Augusta is underway. An official groundbreaking ceremony for the Augusta Garvin Park Restroom and Concession facility was held last week.
The new Garvin Park project is part of the Augusta Pride and Progress Initiative, which has already resulted in many improvements throughout the community.
Mayor Matt C. Childers spoke briefly before dirt was turned on the project.
“We’ve already witnessed substantial improvements and upgrades; Castle Park, The Splash Pad, fishing docks, walking trails, just to name a few. And we have more projects on the immediate horizon,” he continued, “But today, we are thrilled to begin the long-anticipated construction of a new Garvin Park concession stand and two separate facilities. This will be yet another project that will fill Augustans with great pride.”
Childers thanked the following: Augusta City Council, City of Augusta Park Advisory Board, City of Augusta Planning Commission, City of Augusta staff: City Manager Josh Shaw and Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and their teams, Mike Stump, Project Engineer with Schwab-Eaton, P.A., Orazem & Scalora Engineering-mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers, Allan Milbradt and Craig Stranathan with PBA Architects, Scott Mauler with Mauler Engineering, LLC, Mike Timberlanke and the Augusta Little League Baseball, Frank Sauerwein with Sauerwein Construction Co., Inc., and the Augusta voters for approving the 1 cent sales tax that made the Pride and Progress Initiative possible.
The ribbon cutting is expected to take place in the Spring.