North Augusta Brick Pond Park

North Augusta Brick Pond Park

Overview

Area name

North Augusta Brick Pond Park

Area Location

To reach the Park From I20 take Martintown Rd. to Georgia Ave and turn right. Take Georgia Avenue Center Street and turn right and follow the curve so that you travel between the ponds. At the stop sign turn left, and then turn left again before reaching the overpass to enter a parking area. You can also park in the Municipal Building parking lot. From Augusta take the 13th street bridge to North Augusta and turn right onto Buena Vista. On Buena Vista turn right just past the old municipal building (there is an emergency light at the building) onto Shoreline Dr. Stay on this road until you see a traffic circle almost below the 13th street bridge. Turn right onto the road under the bridge and there is a small parking area marked for the Brick Pond Park.

Area Map

Access

North Augusta Brick Pond Park is a city park in North Augusta and sits along the Savannah River.

Facilities

Background

The Brick Pond Park is the newest addition to the North Augusta Greenway Trail. These isolated wetlands exist on about 20 acres of property within the Hammond’s Ferry development along the Savannah riverfront. The wetlands have now been preserved as an attractive educational park with boardwalks, trails, a gazebo and more. Years ago, bricks were made in North Augusta along the Savannah River. To get material for brick making, clay soil was dug out of the ground, leaving depressions that filled with water and are the storm water treatment and control for the city.  Much of the brush has been cleared in the area of the park and the riverfront is under development.  However, there are some older ponds just below the 13th St. Bridge near that parking area that host breeding Wood Ducks, Green Herons and some small birds.  Wading birds can be found in these ponds as well.  The trail on the other side of Center St. goes through some brushy areas that host small birds and eventually follows along a larger pond.  In winter Osprey and ducks can be found here.  The trail then turns and comes down between two ponds, one of which hosts a gazebo.  Anhinga and Pied-billed Grebes can be easily seen along here as well as Eastern Bluebird and Eastern Phoebe.  Red-shouldered Hawks and Barred Owls have nested in the park for several years.  The pond is an excellent venue for photographers. This is a city park in North Augusta and sits along the Savannah River.

Key Birds

Resident

Anhinga and Pied-billed Grebes can be easily seen along here as
well as Eastern Bluebird and Eastern Phoebe. Red-shouldered Hawks and Barred Owls have nested in the park for several years.

Winter

In winter Osprey and ducks can be found here.