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Basil Park in Beaufort to receive grant money for parking

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Basil Green sports park in Beaufort set to get funding through grant for parking.

Approximately 70 on-street parking spaces will be organized on three streets at Beaufort's much-used Basil Green Park through an agreement among the city, Beaufort County and the state Department of Transportation.

The parking improvements are part of Beaufort's Civic Master Plan.

"This is going to make a huge difference not only to the people who visit and use the Basil Greene Park, but also to all those people who live along the roads near the park," Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said in a news release. "On a busy sports night, some residents couldn't even pull out of their driveway because of all the cars parked every which way."

In a Joint Use Agreement adopted by both City and County leaders, they agree to use S.C. Park and Recreation Development grant funds for the parking spots around Basil Park.

In a combination of grant and local match money, the city and county will each contribute $21,772 to the project.

Basil Green Park is among the most-used recreational sites in Beaufort and Port Royal, according to Redevelopment Commission Chairman Jon Verity.

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