Celebrating park improvements

After months of planning and designing, the new restroom/concessions facility near the Garvin Park baseball complex and a new restroom structure near the community stage, were officially opened Friday evening with a formal ribbon cutting.
Residents, city employees and Little League members gathered to dedicate the new improvements to Augusta’s premier park.
Augusta Mayor Mike Rawlings thanked everyone for attending.
“In 2016, the City Council embarked on an initiative to make Augusta a more attractive, inviting and exciting place to live and  raise a family.  The Pride & Progress strategic initiative is just over two years old, and in that period of time, you have seen major investments in infrastructure, community facilities, and park amenilties like this pavilion and concession stand targeted at improving ife for Augusta’s residents.”
Mayor Rawlings explained that Little League Baseball is a big draw for the community, but the vision for the facility also includes disc golf tournaments, concert events, the Fourth of July celebration, general rental by the public, and an all-purpose gathering space.
Rawlings specifically thanked the Augusta Park Board, Augusta Little League Baseball, City Engineer Schwab Eaton, PBA Architects, Mauler Engineering LLC, Orazem $ Scalora Engineering, P.A., and Sauerwein Construction as general contractor.
“Thank you to the Augusta Community for your support of the sales tax initiative that helped make this facility possible.  Thank  you to all the city staff members,” he added, “Finally, I would like to thank the Augusta City Council and former Mayor Matt Childers for their vision and leadership in launching the Pride & Progress initiative and helping bring this facility to  .”
Visitors toured the new facility and enjoyed hot dogs and refreshments.