York County approves new $52 million Catawba River park

November 6, 2021 GMT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Officials in York County have approved a plan or a $52 million park along the Catawba River.

The Catawba Bend Preserve will run along 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the river east of Rock Hill.

Over 15 years, the York County plans to build hiking and mountain biking trails, campsites, boat ramps and fishing spots along with an events center and a playground, county officials said.

Work will begin next summer on the road into and out of the park and on a paved walkway along the river, the county said.

The $52 million will come from local, state and federal government money as well as private donations, officials said.