Catawba Park

Catawba Park is a new multi-use park and sports complex for people of all ages to enjoy.  Located on New Grey Rock Road, Catawba Park is planned as a 62-acre park along the shores of the Catawba River, including the boat launch just below the Lake Wylie dam, which has become a popular paddle sports launch for the region.  

With the tremendous growth we have experienced in our recreation programs and use of our current recreational facilities, it was the City’s vision to create a new destination that will provide park goers with baseball/softball fields, multi-purpose fields for soccer and lacrosse, a dog park, vast open spaces for picnics gatherings and passive recreational opportunities, tranquil river front walking trails and an amphitheater. 


FUNDING 


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n 2013, Council voted to transfer $320,000 from General Fund reserves to a Catawba Park reserve fund which brought the account balance to $327,193.20.  As per the Gardendale Development Agreement, Drake Capital deposited $246,000 with the City bringing the total of Catawba Park funds to $573,193.20.  The City also transferred monies received from the Stonecrest Development Agreement ($223,379.61) and Hospitality Tax funds ($400,000) into the account bringing the total balance readily available for Catawba Park is $1,196,572.80.   As this is estimated as a $15 million facility, additional funding will be sought after through naming rights, grants and public funds in order to complete the park.

In April 2017, City Council approved, Tega Cay Forever Committee, to serve as a fundraising arm for Catawba Park.  In December 2017, Tega Cay Forever received approval from the Internal Revenue Services to operate as a 501(c)3.  Tega Cay Forever has been a part of fundraising efforts such as the Forever 1982 Campaign, Taste of York County, Corporate Business Gala and the Memorial Day 5K.  In addition to these efforts they have hired Lemmonds Design to market the Facility.  For more information on how to join the fundraising efforts please click here.  

PROGRESS


On December 21, 2015, representatives from Campco Engineering presented the site plan for Catawba Park to Council.  During this meeting, the City Manager requested that Council authorize proceeding forward with construction documents for the city owned 10-acre parcel. Council requested that the City Manager provide a scope of work and not to exceed price. At the January 19, 2016, meeting, City Manager Funderburk presented the scope of work and a not to exceed price of $465,000 which will include developing designs and construction documents for the baseball/softball complex  as well as preliminary engineering design for 39 acres owned by Duke Energy.  The scope of work can be viewed here.  In 2017, the city entered into long term lease agreements with Clear Springs and Duke Energy finalizing the 62 acres needed for the park.  
Catawba Park