A beautification project has begun within the parkways on Park Avenue between Newberry Street SW and Union Street SE as well as two parkways on Chesterfield Street SW and Newberry Street SW.

The objective of this work is to convert the Bioretention Areas with properly sized Rain Gardens and provide a pathway through the parkways. The project should be completed within three months, weather permitting.

The Rain Gardens will be planted with the existing local species, and the pathway will be installed utilizing a surface that permits water to stream through whereas still giving an effectively walkable surface.

The City and contractor are working carefully not to impact the root systems of the trees in the parkway and completing the pathway to adhere to ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act) standards as closely as possible.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department at 803-642-7610.