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Ridgeview Park Parking Lot to Close for Construction

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A parking lot at Ridgeview Park is closing for the next two months in an effort to filter storm water runoff.

Waynesboro is entering phase two of restoring riverfront parks. A $160,000 grant is paying to retrofit the parking lot to install biofilters. The city is also using the money to replace concrete along the river's edge with grass and plantings.

"Anything that comes out of a vehicle, also silt that comes from baseball fields or dirt on the parking lot - all of that stuff eventually ends up in the South River. These biofilters will filter that out and hopefully have clean water into the river instead of polluted water,” said Dwayne Jones, director of Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.

All park amenities will remain open, but you might have to walk a little bit farther.

Waynesboro Parks and Recreation Press Release

The City of Waynesboro is working on part 2 of the “Restoring Waynesboro's Riverfront Parks” initiative with an exciting project at Ridgeview Park. A portion of the parking lot will be converted into bio filters to clean pollutants before they reach the South River. 

In addition pavement and concrete will be removed along the river's edge and replaced by grass and plantings to further filter storm water runoff. The project is funded by a $163,875 grant from American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency and is partof a comprehensive initiative to restore habitat and improve the health of the South River.

The construction of the new parking lot will last approximately 60 days and is scheduled to begin on August 25. 

Parking will be limited to the parking lot in front of the pool. An overflow parking lot will belocated in the grass adjacent to the pool. Please park in designated areas only during the construction phase. 

A pedestrian pathway will be established to gain access to the walk bridge, restrooms and playground. 

For your safety please stay out of the construction zone. If you have any questions about the park project contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 540-942-6735.

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