Lake Wylie is about to get a new park which will service the entire community. The groundbreaking ceremony was held last Friday after a long process. This sports park dates back to a 2003-2004 land use plan and by next year will be an integral part of the Lake Wylie community.
Lake Wylie residents voted in 2016 to set up a tax district, which along with hospitality taxes will fund the build out of the $9.45 million site.
Located on a 50 acre parcel along Crowders Creek, the park will be adjacent to the Paddlers Cove subdivision on Field Day Lane.
The new as-yet unnamed park is slated to have many different sports fields to accommodate baseball, softball, soccer, football, and much more. According to the plan, there could be shelter buildings, a community center, and connections to the nature trails.
Families will have areas to have picnics, family reunions, or just a morning at the playground. For the sports enthusiasts and players, there will be tournaments, weekend games, and weekly practices. Summer camps are a distinct possibility as well as morning Tai-chi and fitness classes, boot-camps and more.
City Council has been working for many years to make this plan come to fruition, and they are glad that the project is now underway. Build out should take around a year so people of all ages should be able to enjoy the park next fall. As the area is still growing, city council is already working on plans for future parks to support this thriving community.