26 August 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AIKEN, SC –The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Department has coordinated opportunities for local community residents to drop in and vote on playground design options. The suggested playground design options are for Crosland Park, Kalmia Hill Park, and Hammond-Williams Park.

The dates and locations for viewing and voting on the options are:

Crosland Park; Tuesday, August 31
Kalmia Hill Park; Wednesday, September 1
Hammond-Williams Park; Thursday, September 2

The scheduled time for all locations is 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Each location will have concepts that residents can review and vote on their desired option. PRT Director Jessica Campbell and staff members will be onsite to collect feedback.

“We fully understand that our parks are an essential part of the social aspects of the community. We want those who utilize the playgrounds to have input, and would love to hear from the kids within each neighborhood!” stated Campbell.

The PRT Department will additionally provide an opportunity for residents who cannot attend the scheduled times to view the options at Smith-Hazel Activity Center on September 3 through September 10.

The funding for the new playground designs come from voter approval of CPST IV projects on November 6, 2018, which included Neighborhood Parks Playground Replacement budgeted for $500,000.

Crosland Park
1676 Aldrich St. NE
Aiken SC, 29801

Kalmia Hill Park
3311 Summit Dr.
Aiken SC, 2980

Hammond/Williams Park
634 Orangeburg St. NE
Aiken SC, 29803

Media Contact
Jessica Campbell, MSML, CPRP
City of Aiken |Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
PRT Admin. Office: (803) 643-4779