In April 2017, City Council approved Tega Cay Forever Committee, to serve as a fundraising arm for Catawba Park. In December 2017, Tega Cay Forever received approval from the Internal Revenue Services to operate as a 501(c)3.
In 2019, City Council voted to set aside impact fees to provide a revenue stream to fund Catawba Park. This funding is expect to provide approximately $4 million toward the $15 million total cost.
In 2020, City Council voted to utilize hospitality tax funds and retired bond debt along with impact fees to fund phases I and II of Catawba Park. The total cost of phases I and II is approximately $11 million dollars.
At the January 19, 2016, meeting, the City Manager presented the scope of work and a not to exceed price of $465,000 which will include developing designs and construction documents for the baseball/softball complex as well as preliminary engineering design for 39 acres owned by Duke Energy.
In 2017, the City entered into long term lease agreements with Clear Springs and Duke Energy finalizing the 62 acres needed for the park.
In May 2021, the City awarded the contract to build phases I and II of Catawba Park to Southern Builders of Rock Hill. Phases I and II consists of the baseball/softball complex, soccer complex, open play meadow, amphitheater and playground along with all associated parking, restrooms and trails for that area.
In June 2021, the City held a groundbreaking event at Catawba Park. Grading and clearing for phases I and II began shortly after the groundbreaking event.