Arboretum at Roper Park BACK TO STORIES
The Arboretum at Roper Park is designed as a refuge for youth and adults. It is built as part of the Pickens County Roper Park which serves the recreational needs of the community. Roper Park includes: baseball and soccer fields; community center with indoor basketball courts, walking courts and dance studios; outdoor swimming pool, walking paths and picnic areas.
The Arboretum will include walking trails and benches for family to enjoy nature, to play together and converse. Trees and nature will be the center of the Arboretum, which is a multiple year project to transfer a piece of Roper Park.
In previous years the Jasper Rotary Club through its fund raising and through District Grants have cleared and leveled the land, planted trees, built sidewalks, curbs and begun transformation of the area. Cooperative work teams of local Rotary members and Pickens County Maintenance crews have worked to improve the Arboretum this year. The work this year, using donations from Jasper Rotary Club and the District Grant, included trenching and mulching at all trees in the Arboretum, bringing water supply to the site to provide irrigation of plants and bringing electrical service to the site. Future projects will include the planting of additional trees, paving using grey flagstone, seating wall and construction of entrance.
ARBORETUM 2014-15 Projects:
• Reduce ongoing maintenance.
• Improve drainage and eliminate erosion problems
• Irrigation Syst
Status Update - Sept 10, 2014
Arboretum area topographic survey approved by RC Board in August has been ordered.