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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 several years ago for alternative ballfield space. 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.
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Go to the Town's Notify Me page and follow the instructions at the top. Then scroll down to the "News Flash" section, find "Banks Athletic Park" and click on the buttons at the left to choose real-time email or text updates about the new park project. You can also access all "Construction Updates" on the bottom of the Banks Athletic Park page on the Town website.
The park will consist of:
Construction crews began working at the site in April 2021 by clearing and grading the land. The project is expected to finish in mid-2022.
The new 25-acre Banks Athletic Park complex will be located near the intersection of Banks Road and Sparkling Brook Parkway.
The new 25-acre Banks Athletic Park complex will be available to all Fort Mill residents.