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AT A GLANCE

3

PRT Sponsored
Community
Events


22,026

Total Number of
 Program
Participants


10

PRT Supported
Community
Events


7

Number of Sports
Tourism Events


17,358

Number of
Visitors to
Rock Hill
for Sports Tourism
Events


17,088

Number of Trail
Users

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June 2019

2019-06EI

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Program Highlights

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On June 5, 2019, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed the Professional Sports Team Incentive Act of 2019 in the presence of David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers, and thousands of Rock Hill citizens who came out to see the momentous occasion at Fountain Park. 

 Parks, Recreation & Tourism Employee Spotlight

 

Rhea Faris

Rhea Faris is the Parks Division Supervisor - managing construction projects and maintenance at all PRT facilities.  He enjoys the opportunity to be involved in the planning and construction of parks for his hometown.  Rhea has been married to his lovely bride for 40 years and has nine grandchildren.

Neighborhood Park Construction Update

 

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Lige Street Park

400 Lige Street

This park offers a youth ball field, picnic area, picnic shelter, playground, and a basketball court on 2.4 acres. 

Park Hours:  Dawn to Dusk

The neighborhood celebrated the rededication of Lige Street Park with a ribbon-cutting and community event!

Upgrades in FY2019 included:  new park identification sign, new parking lot with ADA parking spaces, new ADA sidewalk from parking lot to picnic shelter area, new picnic shelter and picnic tables, new playground unit with fall surface, new freeze resistant water fountain, and a resurfaced basketball court