Tyler Bishop, 15, of Burton skates at the freshly painted skateboard park at Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal on Monday. The town has spent $70,000 to repaint the park, which was showing wear from the elements and graffiti. The town and a local church plan to make further improvements. "The park looks really nice," Bishop said.
IF YOU GO
The Historic Beaufort Foundation's Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens is Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Beaufort. It includes a walking tour, a Ramble Around Beaufort tour and a Kitchens & Cuisine event. Each event costs $45. Tickets are available online at www.historicbeaufort.org or by calling 843-379-3331.
Walking Tour: 3-6 p.m. or 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Beaufort historic district. Homes on the self-guided tour include the Miles Brewton Sams House, the Daniel Blythewood House, several homes in The Point, as well as a tour of the Verdier House.
Ramble Around Beaufort: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Properties on the tour include the Sheldon church ruins, the Edward Barnwell House, the Cuthbert-Scheper-Simmer House, the George Parsons Elliott House and the Elizabeth Hext House.
Kitchens & Cuisine: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Five local chefs will create meals in the private kitchens of five homes in Beaufort and on Lady's Island.