|An overview of the library/community center construction project at the Diamond
Lakes/Augusta International Raceway Complex.
|Diamond Lakes Regional Park is expanding very quickly in the former infield of the
track. This is one of two state of the art ball fields that are already in place. A third
is planned for the park/track complex
|This map shows the entrance to the Augusta International Raceway/Diamond Lakes
Regional Park Complex which is shown with the blue arrow. The new six million
dollar library/community center is indicated by the yellow arrow and of course the 3
mile road circuit that will be used for walking and biking is shown in red.
|The first phase of the Augusta International Raceway memorial was featured in
literature from Diamond Lakes Regional Park.
|Augusta International Speedway
|Diamond Lakes Regional Park Library and Community Center
Diamond Lakes Regional Park – Community Center/Library
4335 Windsor Spring Road, @ five (5) miles south of
I-520 on Windsor Spring Road.
Stretching nearly 300 acres, the initial phase of development was completed and officially
dedicated in November of 1999. Elements of the initial phase of development include a five
field softball complex, a five field baseball complex with concession, scoring and restroom
towers at each complex. In addition, lighted park entrance and parking lots were also
constructed during the first phase. Current development underway consists of a joint
community center/library. This building phase is cooperative effort between the Recreation
and Parks Department and the East Central Regional Library.
The community center/library was completed and opened in the summer of 2005.
The total build out of this park is currently unscheduled. The cost to implement the future
elements of the park is estimated at $27,000,000. Included in this would be a tennis center,
golf course, bike and jogging track and picnic and camping areas. The plans also call for a
secondary entrance, practice soccer/football complex, a youth/women softball complex,
restoration of the existing ponds and two additional building expansions to the community
center under construction.
The original park site was part of the former Augusta International Speedway. The land
purchased by the City of Augusta then became known as the future site of the South
Augusta Sports Complex. In 1999, a contest was held among the elementary schools in
Richmond County. As a result of this contest was born the name “Diamond Lakes”.