The Town of Fort Mill is excited to announce that the long-awaited construction has begun on our brand-new 25-acre Banks Athletic Park complex. Located near the intersection of Banks Road and Sparkling Brook Parkway, the new park will be available to all Fort Mill citizens. The project will include an impressive array of amenities, including:
- 4 baseball/softball fields
- A score tower between the two larger fields
- Restrooms and concession stand
- Standalone restroom for the two fields adjacent to the parking lot
- Inclusive playground
- Outdoor lighted basketball court
- Large picnic shelter
- Parking lots and associated facilities
In anticipation of the end of a lease of three ballfields from Leroy Springs & Company at the Fort Mill YMCA facility, the Town began searching for alternative ballfield space several years ago. As part of that search, the Town entered into discussions to address this need with Lennar, the developer of the Waterside at the Catawba community. Lennar recognized the benefits that a park would add to the Town and the company was happy to contribute land for that purpose. In 2013, Fort Mill Town Council approved a development plan for the park project, and the property was donated to the Town by Lennar in 2014. Council approved funding the $11 million project in August 2019.
Once the project is completed in mid-2022, the entire Fort Mill community will be able to enjoy the amenities of the park, including the basketball court, inclusive playground, picnic shelters and the ball fields outside of any previously scheduled games, practices or reservations.