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Parking Lot at Rosewood Park

The parking lot at Rosewood Park was paved in 2012 using a new permeable paver called PaveDrain. This is the first site in the state of South Carolina to use this new technology.

PaveDrain pavers

Rainwater drains between each of the concrete blocks, into a sublayer of rocks, then into a nearby rain garden. The rain garden is designed to absorb a lot of the excess rain, reducing storm water runoff.

Close up of a PaveDrain paver. The arch functions to collect extra water during heavy rainfall.

This parking lot was originally a dirt lot that neighbors called “the dust bowl.”

Dirt parking lot
parking lot complete cropped
Completed parking lot

Find out about planned improvements at Rosewood Park and Valencia Park here.


Treasurer, Rosewood Community Council

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