WHERE: Near the playground at Oglethorpe Park, which is along Riverwalk Augusta at Sixth Street.
WHAT: The two wooden sign posts that mark Oglethorpe Park have deteriorated. The post that has the word “Park” carved vertically in the wood has fallen on the ground. The post carved with “Oglethorpe” is standing, but decayed.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: The Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department. Director of Facilities Lonnie Wimberly said a designated crew maintains the riverwalk by cleaning and landscaping.
ACTION TAKEN: Wimberly said new signs must be etched and installed, but because of limited resources he is unsure when they will be repaired. “They must have gotten knocked over, and our maintenance people weren’t there,” he said. “We will be able to take some corrective action, but resources are always tight. How long it would actually take us to order and put it in place, I don’t know.”