The Renovation of Laurens St and Hayne Ave Mini-Park

Monday, April 1, 2019

The City of Aiken is renovating the mini-park located in the median of Laurens St and Hayne Ave.

This early Aiken downtown park was first established by the Historic Aiken Foundation and approved by City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission in the 1970s. The small park was created with a low brick wall that ran along each side of the park, four oak trees, azaleas, two wrought iron benches, street lights that were originally gas lights, and paving bricks that were laid in the early 1800s.

Plans are to keep some of the original appearances of the park but change some of the greenery such as the flowers, trees, and shrubs to help with maintenance and overgrowth. The park was originally built at no cost to the City except the removal of asphalt that covered the area at the time.

The park was restored in 1996 in memory of Mr. Thomas F. Maurice, who was a member of the Historic Preservation Commission.

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