When you think about the outdoor world of parks and recreation, the South is where we at LNH Realty think you need to be. As our motto states, “Turning Opportunities into Reality” can become your reality as soon as you cross the Georgia state line. Although Augusta does experience all four seasons, “relatively mild” is a good way to describe our beautiful Southern weather. And when it's mild outside, it’s going be a good day. We invite you to take a drive down to our town and plan to stay a while. The Augusta region is stock-full of sports fields, parks and large bodies of water brimming with your favorite catches. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a lazy-day stroller, a history buff or a happy camper, at _____ we want you to move to our state, park and recreate. Residents know all about our great outdoors. If you are thinking about moving to Augusta for your next place to call home, we welcome you to come and take a walk on the wild side.
Yes, Augusta is known for its golf courses and that famous tournament called “The Masters,” but we have already dedicated two separate blogs to the game of the tiny white ball. But we offer so much more. Augusta is also known as a great place for disc golf and as the proud host of the “World’s Richest Dragboat Race.” Zoom. Zoom! If you are seriously considering Augusta as your future home, we want you to take a glimpse at the natural parks and recreation side that Augusta warmly offers. For an upfront and personal look at some of our public attractions, visit https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta,_Georgia.
We’ve Got Your Outdoor Parks
Riverwalk Augusta — Riverfront Park runs along and on top of the city's levee on the Savannah River featuring a children’s playground and beautiful gardens
Augusta Common — Green space linking Broad Street to Reynolds Street, featuring a statue of James Oglethorpe. You can find arts, crafts and music there almost every weekend.
Augusta Canal — Historic canal with bike/pedestrian path. Kayaking down the canal is also a summer favorite
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park — Wetlands park with pedestrian/bike paths and boardwalks
Diamond Lakes Regional Park — Popular regional sports complex located in south Richmond County
Brookfield Park — Public park featuring a playground, putting green, pedestrian/bike path, and a children’s water play fountain
Pendleton King — Public park featuring a disc golf course, dog park, amphitheater, bike/running paths and beautiful gardens
Patriots Park — Public park featuring a disc golf course, football, soccer, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and a playground
Disc Golf Anyone?
The city also has disc golf facilities. The Augusta Top Gun Series is a series of tournaments sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association. These tournaments are held at various venues in Augusta, including Pendleton King Park and Lake Olmstead. Augusta was the host for the 2006 Professional Disc Golf World Championships.
The Fun Finale – “The World's Richest Drag Boat Race”
Augusta is the host of the “World's Richest Drag Boat Race,” held every year in July on the Savannah River (also known as the Augusta Southern Nationals). The race is part of the IHBA Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and is sanctioned by the International Hot Boat Association. The event benefits the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Special Olympics. Over 100 racing teams from 25 states will compete for $140,000 in purse and prizes as they try to beat the record of 252.94 MPH.