City Of York Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Community Park

YORK, S.C. — The City of York will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 15th as they unveil their new public park complete with a family-friendly splash pad, two covered picnic pavilions, and walking and biking trails.

The community is invited to participate in the grand opening of City Park located on Raille Street (at the site of the former tennis court and community swimming pool), with the celebration beginning at 11 a.m. and running through 1 p.m.

Carolyn Leake, Recreation Director says, “We are excited to finally see an area that was once home to the community pool, renovated into a park that kids and families can enjoy.” 

The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place from 11:15 a.m to 11:30 a.m., and officials say appearances from local DJ Divine, face painters, balloon artists, and the debut of York’s Splash Pad will follow.

“I am looking forward to opening City Park. I hope the entire community will come out to this facility and enjoy all of its amenities,” says York Mayor, Mike Fuesser. “City staff has worked diligently along with contractors and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments to make this a reality.”

Officials say City Park will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the splash pad operating during the months of May through September.

Keck & Wood of Rock Hill designed the new park and Faulkner Development & Engineering of Hickory Grove built it, after receiving funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Park, and Recreation Development Fund and Land Water Conservation Fund, and the City of York.