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.
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.
This parking lot was originally a dirt lot that neighbors called “the dust bowl.”
Find out about planned improvements at Rosewood Park and Valencia Park here.